Benedikt Ummen & Magdalena Witty
TEDxTUM 2021

Life is full of surprises, which is one of its joys but it can also be daunting when things don’t go as planned. Having experienced this first-hand, Benedikt and Magdalena wanted their marriage to be set up having this uncertainty in mind. 

Instead of burying their heads in the sand and counting on eternal love conquering all, this couple decided to talk, negotiate, and discuss what is seen as a taboo by many: their prenuptial agreement. 

Accepting the law of the land or the opinions of experts without fully understanding what or why, was never an option for them. So they embarked on a new journey, involving legal terms, mathematical formulas, endless phone calls, and more or less welcome opinions of outsiders, which ended with their very own, custom-made prenuptial agreement based on their needs and goals in life - keeping the unexpected in mind. And that's how they turned a seemingly unromantic topic into one of the most romantic gestures they've ever exchanged with each other.