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Reviewed by Mamta Madhavan for Readers' Favorite
How To Stay Married: The Adventures of a Woman Who Learnt to Travel Light in Life, Love and Relationships by Mary-Lou Stephens looks at relationships and how each of us wants to find the right person with whom to spend the rest of our lives. The book takes readers on a journey through many layers of life. Life is an ongoing journey and the author shares her personal experiences and makes it a memorable read. The book speaks not only about the author's personal relationship, but also how the relationship lasted through their traveling phase.
I liked the book because of its originality and the way the author weaves travel into a relationship. The narration is descriptive and detailed and pulls readers into the author's personal life. The author's voice is honest, bold, thought provoking and filled with humor. The seven tips for a happy marriage are indeed helpful and help us look at a relationship in a good way without becoming emotional or dramatic.
The memoir is interesting and it captures the nuances of a healthy relationship, showing readers how to lighten up their lives, have fun and laugh. The quote from Khalil Gibran: 'Let there be spaces in your togetherness, And let the winds of the heavens dance between you. Love one another but make not a bond of love' sums up what a healthy relationship should be and what the author is trying to convey through the book.