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

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 EPISODE BREAKDOWN

  • Should we measure success in terms of longevity or happiness of a marriage? 
  • France and open relationship approach: "yes" to monogamy & marriage isn't the end goal
  • Kenya's polygamy, and how in some cases the woman ask for a second wife 
  • Let him THINK he is in charge: when women allow it, they are the ones truly in charge
  • Is the western model of marriage realistic? What does the whole ’til death do us part bit mean?
  • Divorce and financial worries: how European countries differ from the U.S. in providing safety nets that take the added stress out of divorce
  • Some unique customs Jo discovered on her journeys
  • What is different about men and women's needs in a relationship?
  • How do you keep the masculine and feminine polarity alive, but still act as ‘equals’ in the relationship? 
  • How does modern feminism fit into a healthy, long-term relationship?
  • The importance of communication
  • “5 minutes” exercise: an essential communication tool
  • Lifestyle recommendations

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