A great way to build your author/speaking platform is to be quoted in articles…like this short piece from Redbook.
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What You Can Learn from Your Parents’ Marriage(s)
“Take a team approach.” Before they divorced, my mom and stepdad rarely spent time together, and they didn’t have a united front. As a kid, I knew that every time my dad told me no, I could go to my mom for a yes. So in our marriage, John and I hang out a lot together. We even go to bed at the same time so we can spend more time with each other. We always decide on things together. —Tricia Goyer, 37
“Take one for the team.” Right now, my mom works outside the house and my dad stays home. Seeing how they reversed their jobs taught me to be okay with working around the house. Now, Tricia and I have flexible roles. We do whatever needs to be done — whether it’s professional work or housework — because no matter what the job is, we both benefit. —John Goyer, 41
Tricia and John have been married for 19 years. Tricia’s mom and stepdad divorced after 13 years of marriage; John’s parents have been married for 45 years.
Without a united front and a great relationship, kids rule (from Chuckie Cheese). Sad but oh so true.