A Practical Guide to Happily Ever After
Available now at Harper Audio.
From the Publisher:
“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.”
My recording experience:
I loved the balance between the spiritual and practical in this book and I definitely found some ideas to apply to my own marriage. One of my favorites was using special nicknames when you are annoyed with your spouse, so that “Sheila” can signal to “Wayne” in a playful way that the annoyance is probably not personal. (Still haven’t figured out what our nicknames should be.) This is one of those books you can read in pieces, or again and again to remind yourself of what’s really important.
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