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Grieving a Soulmate: Is There a Cure for a Broken Heart?

  (August 31, 2011)

Minneapolis, MN (PRWEB) August 31, 2011

For those living in the the Victorian era, soulmate grief was incurable: it was the lasting sign of a broken heart. Freud was the first to propose a cure, but the remedy was worse than the disease. Freuds idea of grief work consisted of breaking all emotional links with the deceasedevery single one of them. Freuds ideas became the foundation for modern grief theory, which is about letting go and moving on. According to author Robert Orfali, This severance of ties is a pure recipe for disaster. It leaves the surviving soulmate without love or memories. Its like letting our soulmate die a second time. Orfalis cure for a broken heart is based on the idea of continuing love and continuing bonds with our dead soulmate. Orfali also accepts that some type of grief work is necessary to attenuate the red-hot pain of young grief. However, he does not subscribe to forget and detach. Instead, he proposes a novel approach based on divide and conquer. Its about chunking the overwhelming young grief into manageable buckets where it can be eradicated. Orfali believes that for the love relationship to continue the overwhelming grief must first be brought under control.        

In his recently-released book Grieving a Soulmate: The Love Story Behind Till Death Do Us Part, Robert Orfali takes on the difficult topic of soulmate grief with courage, out-of-the box thinking, and deep love. Ranging from the practical to the emotionaland frequently blending the twoOrfalis style of writing makes a difficult topic easier to manage. He writes in an easy style that is analytical yet speaks from the heart. The content is thought-provoking, unique, and original. It can be a gentle and informed guide to the deep grieving that accompanies the death of a soulmate. This book should help a surviving soulmate (or spouse) quickly overcome the red-hot pain of grief. Its about how to reconstruct a life, find meaning, and deal with the big existential issues from a secular perspective. Its a survival guide for the last stages in a soulmate relationship.

Orfali writes in a straightforward, often bullet-pointed style, but infuses it with intellectual seriousness and emotional depth. The result is both a useful guide to end-of-life issues and a profound reflection on their meaning. A heartening testament to the ability of love to transcend loss."  Kirkus Discoveries

Robert Orfali and his soulmate of thirty years, Jeri Edwards Orfali, were both in the computer software field in the early days of Silicon Valley. They co-authored three best-selling software books and together went on several world tours to promote their technology. Jeri was diagnosed with ovarian cancer, in 1999, shortly after they moved to Hawaii. Jeri and Robert spent the next ten years fighting Jeri's cancer and learning how to live with it. Jeri even learned how to surf during her chemo years. She went from Silicon Valley Executive Woman of the Year to Waikiki Surfer Chick. Jeri received one of the most moving surfer funerals ever. Her ashes are in the ocean at Waikiki.

Paperback: 280 pages
Publisher: Mill City Press, Inc. 
Publication date: January 17, 2011
ISBN-10: 1936400669
ISBN-13: 978-1936400669

Paperback list price: $14.95
E-book list price: $ 6.99

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