In love workshops across the world, marriage expert and bestselling author Hellen Chen shares how-to tips with men and women on how to manage a lasting relationship.
|Hellen Chen shares real-life matchmaking stories with Hollywood's Actors Reporter while attending the NATPE TV conference in Miami|
Forget about Valentine's Day celebrations with heart-shape chocolate boxes and expensive roses that are marked up 2 to 3 times their regular price. If a man wishes to win the heart of his wife or girlfriend, Hellen Chen says he'd better know how to deal with the day-to-day issues that crop up unexpectedly!
He must for instance, learn how to answer with honesty and yet without sounding offensive if his wife or girlfriend asks awkward questions like: "Honey, does my ass look fat in this dress?" (Listen to her wise and hilarious remarks on this topic in her interview with 1380AM TheFan2 Sports news station in St Louis on Youtube)
Women make many mistakes in relationships and one of the top mistakes is trying to tell men what is right and wrong. "Men absolutely hate that." Says M/s Chen.
According to M/s Chen, "Many men and women put too much stress on what 'should' be right and wrong and that just makes both sides tired and exhausted. What is more important is do you feel you are in love?"
M/s Chen, the author of the No. 1 bestselling marriage and relationship book, "the Matchmaker of the Century", has just wrapped up a visit to the Miami NATPE conference for the TV industry and is now headed back to Los Angeles for a special workshop she is giving to singles and couples this coming Saturday (Feb 2nd). (Magic City Article January 30, 2013)
Hellen Chen is different from most traditional matchmakers in that instead of working with people who actively seek marriage, she has worked with men and women who did not wish to get married in the first place, and she stickes with them seeing them through thick and thin until the day when they eventually said "I do."
Her unique stories of helping single men and women to overcome the "hardships" of love caught the attention of an award-winning director Wuna Wu and the result is a full-length documentary that features real-life love stories that started with apathy and disbelief and ended up in marriage.
"Let's Fall in Love" is the title of the documentary and it is also the first-ever documentary made about the subject of love. It's main star, Matchmaker Hellen Chen, with her daring and unorthodox approaches about relationships, became an instant hit with audiences when the film was shown at international film festivals around the world.
"Ms Chen's tenacity in making marriage accessible to the discouraged is very impressive." said Wu, the director, who was in a relationship mess herself when she filmed Chen and now become a wife and a happy mother.
Chen's book "The Matchmaker of the Century" that highlighted her real-life journeys with men and women whom she helped, became the Number One bestseller in Relationship books at Barnes and Noble.