Skip to Navigation

I knew someone who had met her soulmate. They both agreed that they were right for each other, and that soul-mateyness was for life, so they married. A few years later, he met a new soul-mate. He forgot to mention to his wife that she had been replaced, but she found out eventually and they divorced.

I never knew him, but when she and I met as friends 20 years after the diviorce, she described him to me. She went into some detail, especially about his character. It seems that he was simultaneously the greatest man on earth, and the most foolish.

She said that the separation was very hard for her, but that she had “recovered pretty quickly after the divorce and done well”.  She knew, apparently, that he hadn’t. She had great insight into his true feelings and she told me that he had never been happy since the divorce. (How she knew this, I don’t know, as she had not seen him for years). She realised he’d never come back to her though, and even if he did she wouldn’t have him.

If such a situation arose, she said, he’d be surprised to see how she had moved on, grown, and that she no longer needed him.

3 Responses to “Soulmates Are Forever, Right?”

  1. Your dry humour gets the point across very well Barry. Love this!

What do you think? Share your thoughts...

Latest from the blog

7 Advantages of Acting With Purpose


This is different from HAVING a purpose. That’s big picture stuff which is OK as far as it goes, but less likely to influence the here and now.

Acting with purpose is not quite the same as having a purpose. For one thing, it has more immediate impact, so you get to see the results more quickly.

Continue reading

Your Audience Expects


Performers know that they must deliver what is expected by their audience if the are to get the applause they hope for. The thing is, it works the other way round too: the audience will place the performer in a role which he or she doesn’t intend. They might even see the performer as a […]

Continue reading
FREE DOWNLOAD - Get it now.

How to be more Resilient

Get my super-helpful guide '9 Steps to Resilience' absolutely FREE, when you subscribe to my newsletter.

Understand the steps to resilience and you can develop the ability to cope with problems and setbacks with less stress and more confidence.
%d bloggers like this: