I beg your pardon
I never promised you a rose garden
Along with the sunshine, there’s got to be a little rain sometimes…
Lyrics of Lynn Anderson’s song Rose Garden has been a favourite while growing up. Yet the understanding of the true meaning of the words became clearer as I went through the trials and tribulations of my own relationship experiences.
My personal and professional journey has led to the genesis of Bride&Gloom. Basically, the name stems from the interpretation that while building a life of togetherness the sunny days will invariably be interspersed with rainy days as well. Also not to mention, it adds to the humorous interplay between the words Bride and Gloom.
I believe that a lot of difficulties in long-term relationships happen because we’re mostly reactive to issues. Relationships are not static and change is inevitable. A healthy and fulfilling relationship requires consistent effort and temperament. It requires us to decode, clarify and understand the complexities involved in a relationship and acknowledge the variations that are bound to arise as the relationship progresses through its lifecycle.
I envision myself to be a catalyst in preparing individuals and couples to proactively work towards their long-term goal of sustaining a successful and meaningful relationship. I understand that relationships have their own share of difficulties and turbulence, which is inescapable. The focused intent is to support couples to find their unique and effective ways to manage their issues within individual realities and build and maintain healthy relationships.
Simultaneously, Bride&Gloom also works with singles by sharing information, offering guidance and direction to those who believe in a committed relationship. It is for anyone who is looking towards creating a lasting impact on their relationship. I strongly believe that pre-marital preparation is a very critical first step towards building a successful marriage.
Bride&Gloom evolved over the years. In its earlier avatar as Pottsandpan, it aimed to discuss the changing perception of marriage, love and relationships. Today it explores the myriad understanding of different relationships and their impact on personal lives. The premise continues to be grounded in the firm belief that a person’s mental health is key towards living a healthy life. And, it’s imperative to find within it, ways to enhance the quality of one’s marital and/or couple relationship.
Bride&Gloom, is an initiative that aims to build meaningful and healthy relationships.
Rwituja Gomes Mookherjee
I am a trained and qualified Mental Health Counsellor with 10 years of work experience. My private practice largely covers areas of personal counselling and couples counselling, working with clients from almost all walks of society in India, the US, the UK, Nepal and Hungary. I volunteer with an NGO in the field of mental health. I completed my Masters in Psychology (Specialization in Abnormal Psychology) from the University of Calcutta, undergone training amongst others, in Level 1 Clinical Training in Gottman Method Couples Therapy, Family and Couples Therapy, Life Skills Education, TA 101 and currently undergoing the Level 2 Clinical Training in Gottman Method Couples Therapy. I’m a Champion of the SHEROES Love, Sex and Relationships community providing emotional support to women and helping them deal with their personal issues.
I’m also a professionally trained blogger writing on parenting issues; content writer and product reviewer. I have over 13 years of Project Management experience with a clear understanding of the arts and entrepreneurship within the creative sectors in India the UK and Sri Lanka.