Tara Springett is a Buddhist and a Counsellor and it shows. There has obviously been a great deal of thought put into the subject of this book;- relationships between couples. Tara explains, in clear language, what is needed to have and maintain a relationship which is truly authentic, satisfying and loving.
Within the first chapters, she gives a guided meditation which is simple but powerful. It is about how to release toxic emotions and thoughts about relationships with others.
Although the author is a practising Buddhist and refers to spiritual values, she has not written a New Age pop psychology book, but one which will speak to each individual in a clear and helpful way.
Some subjects covered are; why we are attracted to those who are similiar, yet why we need to be with those who are different in character from us.
Tara explains why we need to commit to our soul mate and how to move towards true happiness.
Her book clearly spells out the path of the true soul mate in a relationship and what each person needs to do in order for both to grow.
I particularly appreciated the examples from Tara's clinical experience. They were appropriate and provided welcome insights.
This book is not filled with dry facts or fanciful concepts. It is a concise road map for those who are genuinely interested in finding or keeping a life partner. Trap-falls for the unwary, how to deal with former failed relationships, how to set the stage for meeting your soul mate, even how to fight correctly within your relationship, all are covered in this book.
There are exercises, meditations and tips on finding, keeping and growing emotionally and spiritually, with your soul mate.
Tara has studied Tantra extensively, so tips about sexual chemistry and how to keep the passion burning are included as well.
An interesting, well written book from an author who delivers 'steak on the plate' not 'pie in the sky'. I wholeheartedly recommend it.