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After "I Do " A Marriage Map

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Happily Ever After or Divorce?

“If we had conformed to statistics, my husband and I
should have been divorced long ago...

It’s been more than thirty years now, and our
marriage is three decades stronger.

We beat the odds.

I want to tell you how we did that, because
you can do it, too.”
Paperback, 62 pages
Published July 14th 2014 by P. J. LaRue, Inc. (first published July 3rd 2014)
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Olga Miret
Jul 12, 2014 Olga Miret rated it it was amazing
After “I Do!” A Marriage Map by P.J. LaRue Common sense advice about relationships, from the heart.
Before I write the review I must confess something. I’m not married and I’m not in a relationship at the moment. I’m not sure if that qualifies me more or disqualifies me completely from writing this review, but I’ve already warned you. If you want to read on, it’s up to you.
Having said all that, I have to confess I loved the book. Like all advice, one can take it or leave it. And Oscar Wilde alrea
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April
This is a quick little read. I, mistakenly, thought it was a short story. It is really a bunch of marriage advice from the author from her personal experience.

While these tips are interesting, I am sure great for couples, as a single I did not get as much out of the read. I kind of hoped for more of the back story and the romance of them meeting. Then more about the current health struggles and moments that kept them together.

I was hoping for a story and this is more an instruction manual or ti
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RobinLeigh Morgan
Sep 04, 2014 RobinLeigh Morgan rated it it was amazing
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GOOD THINGS COME IN SMALL PACKAGES !!!

We’re all heard of the “For Dummies” series of books, so naturally you’ve guest there’s one which deals with marriage; and like the others in the series, each one is about 350 pages long. The one which deals with marriage has 384 pages.

P J LaRue’s “After ‘I Do’ – A Marriage Map, however, is a quick fun read which I feel should be read more than once; I read it twice in a day. And after reading it, I believe, the book cuts to the chase and gives its readers e
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Fred Fanning
Sep 22, 2016 Fred Fanning rated it it was amazing
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Pithy and informative book on how to have a successful marriage.
Sherry
Sep 27, 2014 Sherry rated it it was amazing
I purchased my copy of this book directly from the author because I wanted a signed copy. I did not get it for free and so does not cloud my objectivity.

There are a great many books "out there" giving advice on what to do before you get married, how to keep your sex/marriage alive, what to do when you reach the "7-yr itch," how to sustain a happy life, etc., ad nauseum. Philosophers, psychiatrists, psychologist, sociologists, talk show hosts, friends of friends, media specialists, judges, doctor
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Caroline
Mar 10, 2015 Caroline rated it it was amazing
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. Caroline Madden author of How to Go From Soul ...more
Geena Bean
Aug 17, 2014 Geena Bean rated it it was amazing
After "I Do!" A Marriage Map was an interesting take on the value of modern day marriages and what makes them work. Like the author, I believe in the substance of a solid, strong commitment. This book is a wonderful read for adults, especially those who aren't married yet but wish to make that beautiful bond with another soul someday.

The author uses her own personal experiences, memories and struggles to portray the importance of a loving, long-lasting relationship. I thoroughly enjoyed living t
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Shannon McRoberts
Sep 06, 2014 Shannon McRoberts rated it really liked it
This book is essentially a common sense map, BUT I think all people getting ready to get married should read it because not everyone will have a chance to get this 'common sense' information in their lives prior to the big day. It only took me 30 minutes to read. The only thing I would like to have added was a more detailed chapter about children. The author does touch on it, but as her and her husband decided not to have any of their own she didn't feel she could really comment on it in depth. ...more
Elias Zapple
Jul 26, 2014 Elias Zapple rated it it was amazing
A couple of my slugs married and it didn't work out, if only they'd had After "I Do!" by P.J. LaRue then maybe it would've all been very different. With 30 years experience, P.J. Larue provides some good old common sense from her own personal experiences and little anecdotes to give that extra intimate touch. They always say you should write what you know and P.J. LaRue has certainly done it here. Highly recommended for anybody, slug or not, preparing to commit or already involved.
Kirstin Pulioff
Sep 01, 2014 Kirstin Pulioff rated it it was amazing
Shelves: romance, self-help, advice
After I do is a wonderful book full of insights and stories of a successful marriage. In a society where half of all marriages end in divorce, this book is a nice reminder of simple common sense tricks and techniques to survive common pitfalls.
Lennie
Apr 29, 2015 Lennie added it
Very Inspiring for me. Since I'll be getting married next year :)
Catherine
Sep 16, 2014 Catherine rated it really liked it
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Loved this book...valuable info,a should read for any newlywed couple.
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We are proud to announce that AFTER “I DO” A MARIAGE MAP by PJ LaRue is a B.R.A.G.Medallion Honoree. This tells a reader that this book is well worth their time and money!
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PJ wrote poetry in high school, but she discovered writing children’s books and short stories later in life. Her writing inspirations are hiking, photography and environmental consciousness, but she links these interests to much larger social issues. A person very close to PJ was molested as a child, making PJ passionate about providing child safety tips. And, PJ was bullied in the third grade by ...more
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