Internationally bestselling author and relationship expert Arielle Ford offers the keys to re-discovering love, passion, respect, and renewed commitment, years after the simple act of falling in love and getting married.
It’s one thing to fall in love and get married. It is quite another thing to have a marriage you love. This is the true purpose of Turn Your Mate Into Your Soulmate.
Author of the international bestseller The Soulmate Secret, Arielle Ford unlocks the wisdom learned in her own marriage along with expertise gleaned from friends and experts such as Harville Hendrix, John Gray, Dr. Helen Fisher, Neale Donald Walsch, and Marianne Williamson, to help readers find a happy middle ground between the rare, precious, and unattainable romantic notion of love, and the reality that happens when restlessness, anger, or disappointment set in and act as a stubborn barrier to happiness and fulfillment.
Turn Your Mate into Your Soulmate explores and reveals:
What love really is and is not, and how to infuse your life with richer, fulfilling love. Why we yearn to be connected to another person; Our soul and our sacred contracts around love. Why giving up perfectionism is the key to happiness. The purpose and benefits of marriage. Components of a healthy relationship. Moving beyond ourselves to infuse our relationships with God/Spirit/devotion. Breathing new life into old love by kick-starting the fun; Why changing partners may not be the answer and why re-envisioning the partner you have can be the path to happiness.
Arielle lays the groundwork for the purpose and work needed for a healthy relationship, proving that marriage is not as simple as Happily Ever After—but that real love can be even better.
Ford, author of The Soulmate Secret and director of its spin-off workshops, has a helpful if familiar insight to share: meaningful adult relationships, without exception, take work and commitment, no matter how emotionally, physically, and spiritually compatible the people involved may be. She applies a New Age flavored approach to the observation that "it's one thing to fall in love and get married," but "quite another thing to have a marriage you love." She shares what she has learned from her own experiences and from thousands of workshop participants, as well as from noted personal growth experts such as John Gray, Marianne Williamson, and Laura Schlessinger. In nine relatively short chapters, Ford leads her readers to the understanding that a soulmate is someone who, in self-help author Debbie Ford's words, "offers you the greatest possibility for growth for both human beings to evolve into their greatest expression" and that a powerful relationship stems from a "triad of love: you, your mate, and God/Spirit/Universe." Suggestion include past life regression, the self-soothing technique of tapping, prayer, intimacy exercises, and relationship vows. The book also features a 16-step process for carrying out the title premise. Ford covers well-trod territory, but her advice is sound.