Jo Piazza is an award-winning journalist, editor and author. Her latest book, How to be Married: What I Learned From Real Women on 5 Continents About Surviving My First (Really Hard) Year of Marriage Her novel, The Knockoff, became an instant international bestseller in May 2015 and has been translated into 13 languages. She has written and reported for The Wall Street Journal, The New York Daily News, the New York Times, New York, Glamour, CNN, Elle, Marie Claire and Slate. Jo holds an undergraduate degree in economics from the University of Pennsylvania, a Masters in Journalism from Columbia University and a Masters in Religious Studies from New York University.  She lives in San Francisco with her giant dog and her husband.

Jo Piazza is an award-winning journalist, editor and author.

Her latest book, How to be Married: What I Learned From Real Women on 5 Continents About Surviving My First (Really Hard) Year of Marriage

Her novel, The Knockoff, became an instant international bestseller in May 2015 and has been translated into 13 languages.

She has written and reported for The Wall Street Journal, The New York Daily News, the New York Times, New YorkGlamour, CNN, Elle, Marie Claire and Slate.

Jo holds an undergraduate degree in economics from the University of Pennsylvania, a Masters in Journalism from Columbia University and a Masters in Religious Studies from New York University. 

She lives in San Francisco with her giant dog and her husband.

Have you attempted marriage and failed? Are you so afraid that it won't work out, that you avoid it? Or perhaps you're in a marriage right now and are finding it difficult to keep it together, or you're one of the lucky few couples who are married and loving it. No matter what your status or position on this aspect of human life, it's safe to say that at some point each of us has faced issues in this area and if we have not, we no doubt will at some point. 

In this episode, author Jo Piazza shares the extraordinary story of how she met her husband, then three months later married him, and spent their first year together traveling the world over, studying happily married couples to find out exactly what they did to stay that way. Not only were the circumstances of her marriage unique, but also the way she and her husband have approached the entire experience as a couple. Their formula was this: Work on strengthening the relationship before it goes south, rather than teetering along until it starts falling apart, then trying to piece it back together. 

This two-part interview is rich with actionable, practical tools that any couple can implement right away to fortify (or save) their partnership, married or not. 

Do yourself and the world a favor by sharing this episode with a couple you know, in hopes that it might help enrich their relationship. 

To the pursuit of love and fulfillment,

Luke

PS. PART TWO drops this Friday!

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 EPISODE BREAKDOWN

  • Meeting a guy in the Galapagos Islands and marrying him three months later
  • The 1st year of her marriage spent traveling around the world exploring what marriage means to people in different cultures
  • Creating a healthy marriage from the beginning, rather than fixing it once it goes downhill
  • The daunting role of being a wife, and some of the challenges Jo and Nick faced as a couple 
  • It wasn't love at first sight
  • Long distance relationship and the importance of not only communicating, but how 
  • "Wet cement year", what does it mean? 
  • How do you balance the lifestyle differences early on and make sure hobbies align?
  • The make it or break it topics to discuss early on: morals, values, money, children and how to raise them, parents care-taking, living in the city vs. suburbs
  • The customs she found in different countries, and what's up with arranged marriage in India?
  • Child rearing model of African communities vs. the Western way

Reminder that PART TWO drops this Friday. We dive deeper into cultural differences, monogamy, polygamy, boundaries and communication tools. 


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Show producer: Tatiana Melo
Sound editing: Dustin Smith


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