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Topic: Marriage

Become A Better Person

[7 Mar 2010 | Written by: Jorge Lazaro Diaz | One Comment | ]
Job Hunt Marriage Pain…Does It Have to Be That Way?

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My wife’s a lovely lady. You got to meet her. Today we visited the dean at the high school my daughter will attend this fall. Now you have to picture my wife. You get her talking about any one of our three daughters (one of her favorite topics in the world) and she’s on a role. You want details. She has them. You have to realize, she goes way back with these folks.

I wasn’t able to get a word in during today’s meeting, …

Become A Better Person

[17 Nov 2009 | Written by: Jorge Lazaro Diaz | 8 Comments | ]
Couples Retreat Movie’s Funny & Filled with Secrets to Marital Success

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My wife and I went the movies to watch “Couples Retreat” and got a bit more than we expected. It was filled with the expected Vince Vaughn and Jon Favreau gags. It’s a funny movie. But what surprised us was the very positive pro-marriage message. I think it’s just what the doctor ordered for a strained job seeker marriage. (It’s also a nice treat from a Hollywood that often portrays marriages as antiquated and irrelevant.)

The story begins with four couples going through the motions of …

Become A Better Person

[25 Sep 2009 | Written by: Jorge Lazaro Diaz | 4 Comments | ]
“Funeral” Video Gives Upbeat, Thought-Provoking Marriage Message

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“Funeral” is a new TV commercial available off youTube launched by the Ministry of Community Development, Youth and Sports (MCYS). It looks at marriage in a different light. An middle aged woman shares some humorous stories during her eulogy at her husband’s funeral. She is celebrating how beautiful imperfections are what make a relationship perfect.

It’s not the huge events that make a relationship special as much as the mundain that we often miss or forget to appreciate. I found that during tough job search, I was …

Get A Job

[21 Apr 2009 | Written by: Jorge Lazaro Diaz | 2 Comments | ]

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ABC “Good Morning, America” features a couple whose jobs and the tough economy have them living in two different states. They discuss their struggle seeing each other only every six weeks. The story also includes an interview with Terry Real a psychologist / family therapist and author of The New Rules of Marriage discussing ways to cope with the situation. See the complete story by following this link.
I wrote related article in my review of The Love Dare book recently. I described how it help me …

Become A Better Person

[16 Apr 2009 | Written by: Jorge Lazaro Diaz | 13 Comments | ]
Take “The Love Dare” When Work or Unemployment Strains Your Marriage

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When I was unemployed and obsessed with finding work, I was so focused on finding work my marriage and relationships suffered. When I returned to work, in a job I really enjoyed, my natural bent to overachieve took over. Once again my marriage took a back seat. I can get so focused on my “projects” as I like to call them the pursuit drives a wedge between my wife and me. I want to share a “project” I assigned to myself recently that helped me address …