Tuesday, May 29, 2012

"Excuse Me Your Soul Mate is Waiting" by Marla Martenson Book Review

Summary from goodreadsThis is a fun, concrete, and practical approach to finding Mr. or Ms. Right. Martenson combines practical advice, self-tests for the reader, and amusing anecdotes in this delightful how-to book.

About the Author:

Hello, and welcome to my blog! I am glad you stopped by. I have been a professional matchmaker working in Los Angeles since 2001, helping countless couples connect with their soul mates and go on to marriage. I am also a certified life/dating coach, author and motivational speaker. I have  appeared on the Today Show, WGN Chicago Morning News, San Diego Living, KUSI San Diego Morning, Better TV, Urban Rush and over 40 radio shows including Coast to Coast AM and The Cooper Lawrence Show. I am passionate about helping others find that special someone to go through life with, someone that makes life sparkle.
I am often asked if I have met my soul mate. The answer is yes, I met my Adolfo though a mutual friend in 2001 and got married in his home town, Mexico City in October 2002.
For information on matchmaking go to my website, www.cupidforhire.com
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My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Ready for a dating book with a little different viewpoint?  Marla Martenson has written a book that is readable, timely, and can certainly change your point of view.  She also writes with a good deal of humor and understanding.  She has been on both sides of the issue, and she definitely knows what she is writing about.

I love the fact that she takes a positive outlook when it comes to finding your soul mate.  She says to think about what you want rather than what you don't want.  Don't give up and settle.  In fact, your mindset should be that your soul mate is already there.  Know what you want, and go for it!

As a divorcee myself, I know what it is like to have a relationship go sour.  I was certain that I did everything right.  The only thing I did wrong was to not know who I really was when I got married.  Had I taken the time to discover the real me and given myself the needed time and space, I don't think I would have married when and whom I did.  I settled, but I did not realize it.  I also know what it means to jump into a relationship quickly when one ends.  My "engagement" was something that should never have happened, but thankfully, I did what I needed to.  I think Marla would have approved.

Probably the only criticism I can give is that Marla's positive outlook sometimes paints this topic a little too roseate.  There are circumstances that can keep one from finding his/her soul mate that cannot be controlled.  And there are even circumstances that will cause your soul mate to walk away from you.  The future can be uncertain, and you can only hope and pray that when you find your soul mate, it will be for a lifetime.

In conclusion, I think that much of the advice in this book applies to dating and even life in general.  While I am convinced that I am not ready (and may never be again) to enter the dating scene again, if you are, I recommend this book highly.

I was sent a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review.  All opinions are 100 percent mine, and I was not financially compensated.


  1. I am truly blessed. I found my soul mate and best friend when I wasn't even looking for him. I do hope this book helps others do the same. I can't imagine being with someone who wasn't ny soul mate.

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