New Book ‘Wabi Sabi Love’ Author Arielle Ford Helps Readers Learn How To Expect—And Get—The Best Out Of Each And Go From Dissatisfied To Satisfied In A Relationship

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According to a study conducted by Dr. Sandra Murray, a professor of psychology at the University of Buffalo, couples who idealize each other are the most likely to stay happy and stay married.

Arielle Ford & Brian Hilliard Wabi Sabi Love

Arielle Ford & Brian Hilliard Wabi Sabi Love

WabiSabiLove: Like two halves of a circle, each partner moves fluidly back and forth as in a dance.

Idealizing a partner can be easy when love is new, but as one learns all of their annoying habits, focusing on what is right and not on what is wrong can be difficult. In her new book, Wabi Sabi Love (Harper One, an imprint of Harper Collins), relationship advice guru Arielle Ford teaches couples how to expect the best out of each other and find perfection in imperfection.

She describes “The Pygmalion Effect”, in which the greater the expectation placed on someone, the better they perform. Just as a self-fulfilling prophecy can work to one’s benefit, it can also work to one’s detriment. If you constantly expect your partner to disappoint you, they will constantly continue to disappoint you, leading to aggravation, fights, and discord.

Ford teaches readers how to shift their perspective and see the best in their partner once again. Through the principles of Wabi Sabi Love, readers learn how to embrace and appreciate each other’s differences, find the positives in their flaws, shift their perspectives, and fall in love with each other all over again. Ford compiles stories of real couples who have made “wabi sabi love” work for them, offering invaluable insight, as well as exercises to start incorporating “wabi sabi love” into their own lives. Through her words, couples will be able to stop disappointing each other and realize their full potential.

Arielle Ford
Arielle Ford has spent the past 25 years living and promoting consciousness through all forms of media. She is one of the founding partners of the Spiritual Cinema Circle, a DVD club dedicated to providing movies about love and compassion. She is the author of seven books, including the Hot Chocolate for the Mystical Soul series and The Soulmate Secret: Manifest The Love of Your Life with The Law of Attraction. Ford lives in La Jolla, California, with her husband/ soulmate, Brian Hilliard, and their feline friends.

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