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After "I Do!" A Marriage Map: Guide to Having a Lifelong Marriage Kindle Edition
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4 Star Readers' Favorite Review by Natasha Jackson
"With dismal worldwide divorce rates, P.J. LaRue's After "I Do!" A Marriage Map is not only timely, but succinct. The author starts right off the bat telling the reader that her marriage should not have lasted, yet it has despite the boxes they ticked off for marriage failure. Thirty-one years later, however, LaRue is passing on common sense marriage advice that has helped her marriage thrive. Whether it is little anecdotes or straight up "this is what you should do" advice, it is humorous, entertaining and easy to follow. I love that the author and her husband seem to take the rational approach to marriage, which I suspect is the key to their marital longevity. Without those door-slamming fights, as she calls them, there are very few opportunities to say things in the heat of the moment that cannot be un-said once cooler heads prevail.
"P.J. LaRue serves up a healthy helping of common sense marriage advice that even the unmarried should adhere to because it is the foundation of any successful relationship. While her stories of her relationship with Terry are fun and helpful and heartbreaking, it is the plain spoken way in which she dispenses her advice that makes it most appealing. There is no psychobabble or caveats, just simple rules like don't cheat or abuse your spouse and tell them when something is wrong. You'd think this was revolutionary advice considering the current divorce rate, but After "I Do!" A Marriage Map is intended for those for whom sense isn't all that common. Those in successful marriages and relationships will find this short book the perfect relationship refresher course to get over a rut and rekindle that flame."
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- Caroline Madden said, "After "I Do", A Marriage Map should be must reading for every newlywed couple. It talks about what marriage is really like. No, it might not be the "fun" of the courtship period, but to have a life long partner that you can count on to be there during life's ups and downs is priceless. This is one woman's story of how she and her husband have weathered different storms. As a marriage therapist, I know that Mrs. LaRue's advice applies to any marriage."
- ASIN : B00LIGL9FK
- Publisher : P. J. LaRue, Inc. (July 3, 2014)
- Publication date : July 3, 2014
- Language : English
- File size : 1516 KB
- Simultaneous device usage : Unlimited
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 63 pages
- Lending : Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #2,174,173 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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The author uses her own personal experiences, memories and struggles to portray the importance of a loving, long-lasting relationship. I thoroughly enjoyed living through her eyes to understand the importance of communication, understanding and what it truly means when a husband and wife utter those everlasting words... "through sickness and health" and "until death do us part." I really enjoyed reading this book.
Teddy O'Malley, author of Tell Me How You Say Good Night
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Some of these anecdotes will make you smile, while others are quite sad. All of them have been carefully selected by the author to illustrate different potential relationship pitfalls, and how to avoid them if you wish to remain in a happy, long lasting marriage. To be honest, most of the advice is just as relevant to those who wish to remain in a happy monogamous relationship, whether they choose to be married or not.
A thoughtful gift for young (or old!) newly weds, but also full of valuable common sense advice for those at any stage of the "marriage road".
Now, if only I could also get my own husband to watch ballet by asking if he likes "tall, slender, pretty women"... As P.J.LaRue explains, marriage is all about compromise, not about winning battles but then losing the war! Her powers of persuasion are clearly better than my own on that topic!
PJ LaRue gives sensible, intelligent, worthwhile advice and although I found the book quite short, it is crammed with useful and important information.
Chapter headings include 'What Made Our Marriage Last?', 'Certain Rules Cannot be Broken', 'Don't Wait Until Retirement to Make Memories' and 'In Sickness and Health'. As everyone knows, communication can make or break a marriage and the author has another chapter on communication tips. With recommendations on handling money, division of duties and lots more, the book is just what husbands and wives need to nurture the love they felt for each other when they married first.