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Guest author: D. G. Kaye – Twenty years after “I do”. | Sue Vincent’s Daily Echo

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Since I am still in process of reading a big book with limited time, my regular Sunday Book Review post today is a sharing of my guest post over at Sue Vincent’s Daily Echo.

 

Guest author: D. G. Kaye – Twenty years after “I do”.

Twenty Years: After "I Do": Reflections on Love and Changes Through Aging by [Kaye, D.G.]Thank you for having me over Sue to share a little about my newest book, Twenty Years: After “I Do” – Reflections on Love and Changes Through Aging, which was released in December 2017.

This memoir touches on various aspects of situations that occur and change as the years went by in my marriage to a man 21 years my senior. I wrote the book around the title as opposed to writing a book and then wondering what it should be titled. And in the book, readers will soon learn why I chose the title.

Even going into marriage knowing that down the road there will inevitably be obstacles to endure and hopefully overcome, my eyes were wide open and heart full, enough to make me accept whatever challenges would come our way as the years ensued . . . and they did. And in this book, I bring to light some of the things that I encountered and how I dealt with them and how my marriage still managed to thrive with keeping with the foundations the marriage was built on and never taking any of those elements for granted – love, communication, compassion and laughter.


Excerpt from Twenty Years: After “I Do” by D.G. Kaye

To the Moon with Laughter

What would life be without laughter? I don’t think I’d even want to know the answer to that question, because only with laughter have I been able to get through many of life’s challenges. I could quote off a list of clichés about laughter, such as “Laughter is the best medicine”—but the fact is that it’s true. Laughter is good medicine. Every good belly laugh allows our bodies to take in more oxygen and creates endorphins, which prompt the enjoyment we receive from humor and lift our entire wellbeing. Besides being a great health benefit to our souls, lungs, and state of mind, laughter can provide comic relief in those moments that sometimes aren’t so humorous.

Based on all my relationships, I can attest to the fact that injecting humor in conversation when appropriate can take the edge off more serious circumstances. A healthy relationship will always contain humor, because laughter between two people creates a comfort bond, and comfort bonds maintain relationships through rockier times. Continue reading . . .

 

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D.G. Kaye is a nonfiction/memoir writer, who writes from her own life experiences and self-medicates with a daily dose of humor.

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