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"Excuse Me, Your Soul Mate Is Waiting" by Marla Martenson

Simple writing providing great advice to find that special person in your life. Doesn't use suggestions similar to what's portrayed in romantic movies.

I can hear it now: "hey Kris, what are you doing with a book like that?" I couldn't help myself, and you already know my current status (not that it matters). There are times you get lost in your love life that you need to get back on the right track, and be reminded about it. As mentioned in another review, I'm nearly down to no friends so I may as well need a bit of guidance, particularly in my love life.

The book seems like it's only written for women, but Martenson also addresses men as well. The book is written so simply that you can read it all in one sitting (including the assignments, all of which are provided in each chapter).

What Marla is conveying is being positive, knowing what you want, believing in it and living it. After years of reading about relationships, signs that show a girl likes me and so on, it seems like something I already knew. However, the book did help me dissolve my excessive pickiness. That's not to say I'm the best looking guy around, but I certainly was very picky (thanks to the book, eliminating my picky eyes boosted my confidence more). Another thing I learned was why people stay in relationships hoping their partner will change which helped me learn about the girls of my past. You know, of all the girls I tried to date/court, all of them left me and went for jerks. Marla admitted to doing this, but then states there's no purpose in doing so. It almost reminds me of paying an arm and leg for an ultra-rare collectible video game: you finally got it, then afterwards, the novelty wears off and you eventually move on (looks like those girls were never meant for me, which is fine now that I can settle for someone much better).

Never was I considered a pessimist, even though I used to be friends with one. However, Marla's tips did help me be more positive and to see the bright side of things. Whether it's building this website or working on a film project, I have strong dedication and high hopes; however, in my love life, I can only hope for so long, to be honest. (Mainly due to the damage the girls did to me, as I realized I was attracting the wrong types of girls, and was being too nice. It was tough to get back up, but thankfully everything is now clean and clear.)

Anyway, anyone who's lost as to where their love life stands, having second thoughts about getting in a rebound relationship, or if you need clear straight-forward advice on focusing who is best for you, will enjoy this book.

For me, it was a simple read. In addition to learning to keep head strong and 'keep the buzz going,' I didn't learn too much. Possibly because I've read, for years, about the ways of loving and making your girlfriend happy, what to and what not to say, never bringing up the past and being honest about everything. (It's not that I don't know how to, but I like knowing everything about it so I can clear any discrepancies before sharing my happiness and my life with her, while making myself a better person and knowing and appreciating the person I am. You guessed it: I'm doing all this for her.)

I've got to tell you: I grew up with acquaintances who'd get so envious of the girls I try to talk and court that they try to con me out in order to steal her from me (yes, seriously). I grew up with the most envious, selfish and conniving people one was so lucky to have survive through. With this freedom (thank you, existentialism), I feel confident as ever and can happily connect with a girl emotionally and seriously without bombardment from others, interruption and having to hear jealous dudes telling me how they're better looking I am, more slick and a better dresser than I am and able to attract more girls than I do (no joke: I knew a few people who did this, as a means of jealously putting me down like I'm a threat to their livelihood). I finally get show her what my heart is made of and build a future for both of us, and this book helped clear out the debris down my path, making the road to the Love Empyrean that much easier. I feel more confident now than I did last month, all thanks to a simple self-help book. Of course, when it comes to Love, I let things fall in place. As Marla stated, when you find your soul mate, that's your other half; you are meant for each other and nothing can keep you away from each other.

Not a bad read, nonetheless.





  • Simply written for all readers.
  • Shares easy suggestions without complicating the process.
  • No advice providing tips reenacted in movie scenes.
  • Great companion for those looking to sort out their love lives.
  • Would've like to see more expanded depth among the advices given.
90% (A-)
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Title Excuse Me, Your Soul Mate Is Waiting

Name what you want. Feel what you want. Allow it to happen.
Author(s) Marla Martenson
Description Each of us Yearns for that one true love—our own soul mate. Now the search has become easier with the help of Excuse Me, Your Soul Mate Is Waiting. Marla Martenson has combined her talent and wisdom with the sure-fire techniques of the Law of Attraction to help you bring that special love into your life.

There are just four simple and easy steps to follow—
  1. Name what you DON'T want.
  2. Name what you DO want.
  3. Feel what you want.
  4. Allow it to happen.
This is a fun, concrete, and practical approach to finding Mr. or Ms. Right. Using the best-selling guide, Excuse Me, Your Life Is Waiting, as "bible," Marla challenges her readers to stop being victims and take control of their lives. This joyful book empowers you to find your true heart's desire.
Dedication "This book is dedicated with deepest love and affection to my husband, Adolfo Bringas. His support, creative inspiration, and patience have supported me to achieve my new endeavors. And this book is also dedicated to all the singles who are searching for the 'top to their pot.' Keep the faith. Dreams come true!"
ISBN 978-1-57174-560-6
Book Dimensions Width: 5.5″ (5½″)
Height: 8.5″ (8½″)
Depth: 0.5″ (½″)
Page Count 200
Contents Foreword, Acknowledgements, Introduction, fifteen (15) chapters, Appendix A & B
Book Design Bookwrights Design
Author Photograph --
Published February 1, 2008
Publisher Hampton Roads Publishing Company, Inc. (www.hrpub.com) / Bettie Youngs Books
Copyright © 2008 by Marla Martenson
Printed in United States
Book Format Paperback, Kindle
Quoted Reviews "Enjoy this book...and let it help you find your own soul mate!" — John Gray, PhD, author of Men Are from Mars, Women Are from Venus

"...a truly unique and important book on the best possible way to find the love of your life." — Ellen Fein and Sherrie Schneider, coauthors of All the Rules

"While Excuse Me, Your Soul Mate Is Waiting can be laugh-out-loud funny, it is a supremely series guide to creating the kind of life that will attract your perfect mate." — Victoria Moran, author of Fat, Broke & Lonely No More

"...a must-have guidebook for anyone looking for 'The One.'" — Louise Ashby, actress, motivational speaker, and author of Magic of the Mask

"This is a delightful book! Informative, insightful, wise, entertaining, and a lot of fun." — Doug Fieger, lead singer of The Knack
Best Seller's List --
Other The publisher's website states this was published on December 11, 2007. This may refer to the eBook edition (unconfirmed).
Library of Congress
Cataloging-in-Publication Data
1. Mate selection.
2. Soul mates.
3. Dating (social customs)
I. Title
CIP Number ???
LC Control Number 2007039782
LC Call Number HQ801.M373  2008
DDC Call Number 646.7´7—dc22


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