During Elizabeth's second Oprah appearance (December 4, 2007), we got a scant few moments with Richard from Texas aka Richard Vogt. He was asked by Oprah to share his definition of the phrase "soul mates". He responded --
"A soul mate sometimes enters our life as someone to stir us up. To hold up the mirror so that we can see ourselves more clearly and antagonize us and make us so uncomfortable that we have to change because we can't continue to look at the same thing because we're looking at it clearly now. This is the reason a soul mate may not last forever. The encounter is so intense and so clarifying that we burn through those things quickly."