Tsega & Bonnie

Est. 2000
Interviewed Jan 07, 2024
Tsega and Bonnie have been together for 24 years, and attribute their commitment to bettering their communication to couples therapy.

What was your first impression of each other?

Tsega: I thought Bonnie was bubbly and pretty.

Bonnie: I thought, “Look at that confident guy.”

What is your favorite thing about each other?

T: Bonnie’s energy and enthusiasm.

B: Tsega’s very chivalrous.

How long have you two been together for?

We starting dating in March 2000 and got married in 2007.

What is your number one tip for resolving conflict?

T: Assume best intent and listen.

B: Learn to talk about it afterwards.

What’s most important to you in a relationship?

T: Companionship.

B: Having an active sex life.

What are your thoughts on couples therapy? If you’ve attended therapy, what have you learned?

T: It’s a really good setting to learn how communicate better and help get a point across more effectively.

B: It’s a really great place to sit back and observe your partner. I’ve appreciated having a solutions based therapist.

Describe how you met in emojis:

T: 🚗📚💃🏾⚡️🎭🤷🏾‍♂️

B: 👯🚙🔥🧐🎭🤦🏾‍♀️

What’s your rose/bud/thorn?


  • Rose: Dating.
  • Bud: Communication.
  • Thorn: Intimacy.


  • Rose: Supporting each others social needs.
  • Bud: Communication.
  • Thorn: Planning our future together.