Twenty Years: After "I Do" by D.G. Kaye

#Booklaunch – Twenty Years: After “I Do” by D.G. Kaye

Debby Gies, aka D.G. Kayehas just released her 6th memoir,  Twenty Years: After “I Do”. She speaks from the heart and bares her soul in her writing. I couldn’t recommend her books more highly. 
Debby is an ardent supporter of authors, featuring guest posts and interviews, reblogs, book reviews, tips and tricks, and much more. She is an inspiration and a woman I am proud to call Sister and Friend. 
Join me in congratulating Debby on launching her new book. She frequently shares her fellow authors’ posts, so please do her the honor of sharing this, or her original launch post, to your social networks. Thank you so much ♥  


Twenty Years: After "I Do" by D.G. Kaye

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May/December memoirs.

In this personal accounting, D.G. Kaye shares the insights and wisdom she has accrued through twenty years of keeping her marriage strong and thriving despite the everyday changes and challenges of aging. Kaye reveals how a little creative planning, acceptance, and unconditional love can create a bond no obstacle will break. Kaye’s stories are informative, inspiring, and a testament to love eclipsing all when two people understand, respect, and honor their vows. She adds that a daily sprinkling of laughter is a staple in nourishing a healthy marriage.

Twenty years began with a promise. As Kaye recounts what transpired within that time, she shows that true love has no limits, even when one spouse ages ahead of the other. 

Chapter: To the Moon with Laughter 

I’ve witnessed many relationships head south when the initial attraction fades. Sure, people change opinions, preferences, or attitudes on certain issues as time passes, but if our core values or personality change, or if the common elements of enjoyment once shared between two people dissipate, we question our happiness. If we’re not happy about our partner’s personality change or views, a little bit of laughter dies within us. It becomes difficult to feel comfortable with our partner when inner unrest grows. The new discomfort curtails our ability to remain happy and feel the familiar freedom to laugh when our partner no longer shares the same humor. Note that I’m not referring to changes such as complacency or laziness that may set in due to declining energy levels. Age will sometimes alter our agility and even certain desires, but it doesn’t have to affect our senses of humor. Age creeping into a good marriage shouldn’t be a relationship killer.


Twenty Years: After “I Do” shows not only newly married couples but also those in the middle of their lives how to navigate companionship challenges and show love and kindness to their partners, handling life together gracefully and in harmony.

Multibook self-help author D.G. Kaye demonstrates, using examples from her own marriage, how to really commit to a relationship—till death do us part. 

– Doris-Maria Heilmann, 111 Publishing

BIO D.G. Kaye Writer

Debby Gies is a Canadian nonfiction/memoir author who writes under the pen name of D.G. Kaye. She was born, raised, and resides in Toronto, Canada. Kaye writes about her life experiences, matters of the heart and women’s issues.

D.G. writes to inspire others. Her writing encompasses stories taken from events she encountered in her own life, and she shares the lessons taken from them. Her sunny outlook on life developed from learning to overcome challenges in her life, and finding the upside from those situations, while practicing gratitude for all the positives.

When Kaye isn’t writing intimate memoirs, she brings her natural sense of humor into her other works. She loves to laugh and self- medicate with a daily dose of humor.

Why I Write

I love to tell stories that have lessons in them, and hope to empower others by sharing my own experiences. I write raw and honest about my own experiences, hoping through my writing, that others can relate and find that there is always a choice to move from a negative space, and look for the positive.


“Live Laugh Love . . . And Don’t Forget to Breathe!”

“For every kindness, there should be kindness in return. Wouldn’t that just make the world right?”

When I’m not writing, I’m reading or quite possibly looking after some mundane thing in life. It’s also possible I may be on a secret getaway trip, as that is my passion—traveling. 


Find Debby’s other books and read the reviews on
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D.G. Kaye Amazon Author Page

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Thanks so much for stopping by ❤

119 thoughts on “#Booklaunch – Twenty Years: After “I Do” by D.G. Kaye”

  1. Tina, this is a lovely share of a book I’ve bought and looking forward to reading! 😀 Only too happy to share the good news…Congratulations, Debby, the book cover is wonderful and the blurb enticing…a sprinkling of laughter goes a long way to a happy marriage and life! Best of luck with your latest book. Wishing you both a lovely weekend! ❤️

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  2. Tina, you have done a wonderful presentation of Debbie’s book.
    I do love the cover, it is classy and yet so soft. Romantic even.
    The blurb makes me really want to read this book and I feel It has a lot to give. I quote Debbie ” two people understand, respect, and honor their vows. She adds that a daily sprinkling of laughter is a staple in nourishing a healthy marriage.”

    Couldn’t agree more about humour and laughter.


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  3. Tina, thank you so very much for not only introducing my book on your blog, but for the most beautiful heartfelt words you said in your introduction. Blessed to be your friend. ❤ xxx

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  4. Reblogged this on JANE STURGEON and commented:
    Tina’s lovely words and ‘share’ of Debby’s new book ‘Twenty Years after “I do”‘ is special and I wanted to share. Debby is an inspiration to so many of us and I can’t wait to read her latest book. Tina’s kindness shines out and the ‘whole’ is wrapped in love. ❤

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  5. Tina, Debby… wow Gorgeous. Lovely, lovely, lovely!! I thought the extract was true on such a profound level. We do change as we get older. It is inevitable. So why shouldn’t we change together and get closer instead of further apart. That is …I actually cannot think of a word to describe it… profound deep beautiful… no doesn’t do it justice. It is fundamental that what it is. Fundamental to happiness! XXXXX

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  6. Wonderful launch initiation, Tina, for a book that promises to offer help honoring our promises to our partners as it explores the May/December dynamic 20 years later. Gorgeous cover, Deb – and congrats for getting it out before Christmas.

    Trying to pin but for some reason it’s not working for me. Will Sherlock and attempt to fix – but if it is another WordPress thing, who knows how successful I will be or how long it will take. ::sigh::
    (Madelyn Griffith-Haynie – ADDandSoMuchMORE dot com)
    ADD/EFD Coach Training Field founder; ADD Coaching co-founder
    “It takes a village to transform a world!

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    1. Thank you, Madelyn. I think the WP Grinch is lurking about, because I’m also dealing with a glitch. Welcome to the FBI-Sherlock sleuth club! Thanks so much for attempting to share. Your heart’s in the right place, and that’s all that matters ❤

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      1. I went to Deb’s Pinterest and repinned one of her cover graphics to my “Our TBI Lists” Board – all I could do. I can pin from my own site, but not from anywhere else – at least not today (and I even reinstalled the pin button).

        Who knows if it is WPress or Pinterest that is the source of the glitch – but you KNOW they will both say it is the other.

        So now we wait for somebody to find and fix whatever they broke during their most recent “improvement” . . . again! WHAT a toleration! 😦

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          1. LOL – so true! I remember the good ole days when coders TESTED before release – because heads of companies insisted upon it.

            Now my techie friends say they might as well have corporate guns in their backs — kinda’ like when pilots are pushed to taxi their planes to sit on the runway for an hour before take-off because the “on-time” metrics report when they leave the gate, not when they leave the ground (and the flight attendants catch the flac!)

            Metrics are rarely the consumer’s friend.

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                  1. Don’t let the greed guppies rob you of faith or any other good sentiment. They may have control right now over material things, but they do not control our hearts and minds, unless we allow it ❤

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                  2. Thanks for the reminder, Tina – but that point of view seems like psychological suppression much of the time anymore these days (i.e., “the intentional exclusion from consciousness of a thought or feeling”) – and I’m wondering if full-on repression, sometimes referred to as “disassociative amnesia,” is what it will take to halt my incipient slide into depression in today’s political climate.

                    LOVE “greed guppies” as a description tho’ Tina – a pejorative that strips them of power.

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                  3. Madelyn, I’m not advocating ‘the intentional exclusion from consciousness of a thought or feeling.’ I’m suggesting we acknowledge our feelings, thank them for being vigilant sentries, and then let them go ~ or at least relegate them to the back burner. We give away our power when we allow raw emotion to direct our lives. I understand where you’re at, believe me. I fight that incipient slide on a daily basis. Fortunately, my spiritual practice reminds me that I, and I alone, control my destiny. And I refuse to let the avaricious power mongers beat me down. Remember, my friend, that you are not alone. Reach out when you find yourself slipping. If you’d like, I’ll give you my phone number. Just message me on FB ( ❤


    2. Thank you so much M for the kudos, the visit and trying to Pin, lol. I hear you, I’ve had a lot of trouble pinning things this week from many sites, except my own! Lol. Lol again to Tina’s response – we are the WP FBI,
      happy to have you join! 🙂 ❤ xx

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  7. Excellent review and share, Tina. Debby has developed a following for good reason. Her stories of true life and true love resonate with us all. This one looks wonderful and the cover, as someone else said, looks romantic and hopeful. Congrats, Debby!!

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  8. I love your soft and calm cover, makes me breathe slower. Your blurb is strong and positive and draws me in. Having read your blog for long now I have no doubt that “Twenty Years After I Do” will be both entertaining and deeply satisfying. your quotes are great too.

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