I devoted a recent Podcast to the subject of the difference between twin flames and soulmates. Twin flames come together because they share a divine purpose in their lives…something that is greater than themselves. How about Dr. Phil McGraw and his wife, Robin? Wouldn’t you say they are twin flames? Not only did they discuss and agree upon key values prior to making a commitment to one another, but they also set boundaries for their relationship and decided to work closely together to achieve common goals.
A soulmate is someone, male or female, who joins you on your life journey, and with whom you have a close connection. It’s almost like you have known that person during a past life. Either male or female, your soul mate may accompany you for a short time or a long time. The two of you may or may not have a physical chemistry or sexual bond. Although you may have several soulmates joining you on your earthly journey, that doesn’t mean they are “life” partners. Read on to better understand what I’m referring to, using Dr. Phil and his wife Robin as my case study.
Dr. Phil and his second wife, Robin, recently celebrated 40 years of marriage. In a recent interview, Robin shared the “secret” to the success of their relationship.
"A lot of people say marriage is 50/50, but we both think it's 100/100," she said. "So, we both focus on the marriage – and we did our homework before we got married. “
Prior to their 1976 nuptials, the McGraws discussed in detail what they both wanted and needed from a marriage. They talked about what would upset the other person and purposely focus every day on NOT doing things that would antagonize the other. They honor the commitment to their relationship that they made early on to understand and prioritize each other’s needs.
The couple has lived in the spotlight ever since Dr. Phil became popular on The Oprah Winfrey Show in the late 1990s. His own popular television show debuted in 2002. He and Robin work closely together; she admires her husband’s work ethic and supports him in his professional endeavors.
When the decision was made to start his own show, Robin says they discussed it as a team. "When we made that decision to leave Oprah, from day one, I said, 'I think you're brilliant. I think you have the ability to change people's lives. So whatever comes with that, being in the public eye, is okay with me."
Robin recognized her husband’s strong desire to make a difference in the lives of millions, and has dedicated herself to working as a couple to support his goal, which is much bigger than themselves.