WERE RICHARD BURTON and ELIZABETH TAYLOR SOUL MATES?
Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor apparently had everything most people think they want to be happy. Elizabeth was just 30 years old when she met Richard and she was already in her fourth marriage. Despite numerous flings, Richard, 36, was still married to his first wife and had two children. After divorcing their mates, they married in 1964. Their marriage was fueled by excess–passion, pleasure, alcohol, money, fame, partying, travel, sexual attraction. BUT, were they soul mates?
SEX and PASSION ARE NOT LOVE!
Sex can be great fun, but good sex is not enough to insure lifelong soul mate relationship. It is the icing on the cake. True love makes sex memorable and accelerates the desire to do what it takes to create a soul mate relationship. Soul mates touch often. Connection is just a smile away. Love fuels a multipurpose passion–desire to please, to transform feeling into touch, to connect, to briefly feel one with your mate. In many ways Burton and Taylor’s relationship could be described as a great tragedy rather than the greatest love story. They went on to marry other people and Burton died at age 58 of a cerebral hemorrhage. Years earlier he had written in his diary, “The upshot is that I’ll die of drink, while she goes blithely on in her half world.”