Recession-Proof Your Relationship

Contact: Salvatore Garanzini


Recession-Proof Your Relationship

Let’s face it, the current economic crisis can be stressful for any couple, and for same-sex couples, who aren’t offered the same financial protections that straight, married couples benefit from, it can be even more so. That’s one of the reasons that the Gay Couples Institute and Johnny Huang, financial representative from Northwestern Mutual, are teaming up to offer a free workshop for gay couples, “Recession-Proof Your Relationship.”

Talking about and negotiating money issues can be difficult, and in truth many couples try to avoid it, but according to Salvatore Garanzini of the Gay Couples Institute, “Couples who successfully discuss money issues and create a financial plan together end up staying together longer.” Therapists call this creating “shared meaning”, and having more shared meaning helps couples put day-to-day conflicts in perspective and help them deescalate conflict easier.

During the workshop, Salvatore will discuss why and how to have successful financial discussions with your partner. Johnny Huang from Northwestern Mutual will be discussing what couples should learn from the financial crisis and specific actions gay and lesbian couples can take to protect and enhance their financial future.

The workshop will be offered on April 20, at 7:00pm. Seating is limited, so please call in advance at 877.424.1221 to reserve your space or if you have any questions. To see what other services The Gay Couples Institute offers visit, or for more information about what Northwestern Mutual offers visit Johnny Huang’s website at
If you would like more information, or to schedule an interview please contact Salvatore Garanzini at 877.424.1221 or via email at

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5 thoughts on “Recession-Proof Your Relationship

  1. We’re feeling the effect of too much spending for years now, thank you Ms. Pelosi. One night of sitting together doesn’t make things better. Please, PLEASE don’t make things so bad that Sarah Palin begins to look good!

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