"How to Have A Match Made in Heaven" presents profound yet practical ideas about relating in a clear and honest approach. The pages seem to come alive with individual true life stories that constantly expose my preconceived notions about what I use to think made a relationship work, whether I was aware of these engrained ideas or not. The concepts in the book appear like a breath of fresh air; they are simple and understandable, yet deep and lasting. One idea that stood out for me was how I am 100% responsible for all my relationships (whether with myself, while dating, or in a marriage) and in essence, 100% responsible for my life. In the past, I played more of a give-and-take role in my relationships, playing "victim" whenever it fit, but the idea of being 100% responsible as the Kanes' describe is freeing and empowering. This is one of the many lifelong truths in the book that came as an "A-ha!" moment.
Ariel and Shya Kane's relationship with each other is also a living example of a true match made in heaven. "How to Have A Match Made in Heaven" is based on what they experience consistently every day and they are an inspiration to what is possible for everyone, no matter what a person's current life circumstances are. How to live openly and honestly with oneself and in a relationship is truly magical and as this book reveals, it is attainable. The pages flowed effortlessly from one to the next and I'm looking forward to revisiting them again and again. After reading this book, a match made in heaven doesn't seem so far away.