Total loan: $9,000


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Los Angeles, CA, United States / Health

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A loan helped create an affordable online relationship improvement course for couples.

Gregory's story

"Good relationships keep us happier and healthier."-Robert Waldinger, Harvard Study of Adult Development Everyone deserves to be seen, heard, and loved. After decades of working with individuals, couples, and families in the mental health arena and training therapists to work with these populations, it was clear that many couples struggle with relationship issues. I founded Soul 2 Soul Global (S2S) to help couples to create healthier romantic and parental relationships. As a Black/Filipino gay male, I also have lived experience that helped to shape the curriculum that the company offers for LGBTQ+ couples. Some of my previous relationship experiences involved unfaithful partners who had trust issues and unresolved trauma and/or family of origin issues that made it difficult for them to connect and have fulfilling relationships. I used those difficult experiences to build a curriculum that assists people who struggle with those issues. While I work with all couples, S2S is one of the few relationship companies that specialize in working with populations (e.g., LGBTQ+, BIPOC) that do not traditionally seek out couple coaching. LGBTQ and BIPOC LGBTQ+ couples encounter the "normal" stressors that all couples face, but also have unique stressors that come from being members of marginalized groups. The pandemic increased stressors for all couples. I began offering some free online workshops and film series that focused on relationship issues to help address some of those stressors and to help people feel less isolated during a very difficult time for all of us. I believe the work that I do has the potential to positively impact people's relationships with themselves, their partners, and the larger society. I interested in assisting people in developing more healthy relationships and in breaking generational curses The loan will help to fund the creation of an affordable online relationship improvement course.