We Went From Signing Divorce Papers to Happily Married
Patrick Cullinane is a serial entrepreneur who has started and sold multiple businesses and developed several software applications in the logistics and supply chain industries. Patrick also serves on the board of 1Life Fully Lived, a non-profit geared towards helping young people find their passion through the entrepreneurial spirit and to dream, plan and live their best lives.
Sam Cullinane began her career climbing corporate ladders to achieve the rank of Chief of Staff to the President of an international five billion dollar company. Eventually, she also took to entrepreneurial endeavors – starting a few businesses and then joining Patrick to build and sell his largest business. Sam completely switched gears in 20 15 and is now a National iTunes charting songwriter and recording artist who has been invited to open for Jewel and has a song in a film released October 2017. Sam also serves as the President of a women’s mastermind, Symmetry7.
Sam and Patrick have been married for over twenty years and they would tell you they are one of the happiest couples they know. But they weren’t always this happy. In fact, after ten years of marriage, they were ready to sign the divorce papers. During the first ten years of their marriage, they struggled through like most people do: trying to navigate life together without any real tools, realizing they were in many ways opposites, fighting often, having sex less and less, distrust and jealousy rearing their ugly heads, and what they believed was falling out of love. They were under tremendous pressure, as many families are these days, raising their two children and each of them pursuing their rigorous careers. In their tenth year of marriage, they decided to call it quits and filed for divorce.
After a year apart, against all odds, they decided to get back together. This time they came with new insights including recognition of the things each of them brought to the relationship – good and bad. Both made the necessary changes to successfully start their next chapter.
For the last ten years they’ve grown their love, their bond, and created an amazing life together. They became students of love and they never looked back. Their book, released July 2017, Bigger Love – is their story along with tips, tools, and tricks for taking your relationship to a higher, deeper, more satisfying level.