Mum-of-two leaves her husband of 14 YEARS for a stranger she was convinced was her ‘soulmate’ after ONE ‘magical’ night at a conference – only to be ghosted by him
- Amanda Trenfield went to conference with her husband to ‘rekindle’ romance
- But while she was there the mum-of-two met her ‘soulmate’ in Jason
- They shared a few kisses before deciding there was a deeper connection
- Amanda left her husband a few weeks later but was rejected by Jason too
- Twitter were at odds with Amanda’s decision and weren’t sure it was right
An Australian mother-of-two has spoken about meeting her ‘soulmate’ while on a work trip with her husband and the decision that saw her walk away from her marriage only to get rejected.
Amanda Trenfield, who lives in Sydney, was looking to reconnect with her husband after 14 years together, which led her to tag along on his three-day work conference in Margaret River, Western Australia.
But at dinner on the very first night Amanda locked eyes with ‘Jason’ and felt an instant spark of chemistry, far stronger than anything she had felt before.
A month later she left her husband – having not spoken to Jason since the event – in pursuit of her ‘soulmate’ only to discover he didn’t want a relationship with her.
In her memoir, aptly named When A Soulmate Says No, Amanda describes meeting her match, the connection she felt to him and what happened after she was left high and dry without any man at all.
Amanda Trenfield, who lives in Sydney, was looking to reconnect with her husband after 14 years together, which led her to tag along on his three-day work conference in Margaret River, Western Australia
After having a ‘free-flowing’ conversation over dinner with Jason on that first night Amanda returned to the couple’s hotel only to find her mystery soulmate offering her – and her husband – a drink.
‘It happened to be my favourite rose. And during the course of that evening we just stayed talking … there was a depth of connection I just hadn’t felt before,’ Amanda told Mia Freedman on the No Filter podcast.
The following morning Amanda rang Jason’s room to ask if he would like to have a conversation about their feelings, to which he obliged. They went on a bush walk while her husband attended the conference.
‘I opened the conversation with “I felt strange and very connected to you last night” and he said he felt the same way,’ she said.
They shared ‘a few kisses’ during the course of that morning before parting ways, unsure of if – or when – they would see each other again.
After having a ‘free-flowing’ conversation over dinner with Jason on that first night Amanda returned to the couple’s hotel only to find her mystery soulmate offering her – and her husband – a drink
Amanda describes that morning as having changed the course of her life, but not in the way she expected.
A few weeks later she told her husband that their marriage was over before reaching out to Jason to see if he would like to re-connect.
After initially agreeing to see her, Jason emailed the following morning to say he felt it was best they didn’t see each other or stay in touch.
‘He was there in those moments and felt the connection like I did. He felt the kiss like I did. But he decided to say no and move forward with his life without looking back,’ she said.
Amanda’s decisions sparked a viral discussion on Twitter among commenters who were shocked by the way she ‘blew up’ her life, with one writing: ‘Never in my life have I encountered someone romanticising a one night stand that *didn’t even happen*’.
Amanda’s decisions sparked a viral discussion on Twitter among commenters who were shocked by the way she ‘blew up’ her life, with one writing: ‘Never in my life have I encountered someone romanticising a one night stand that *didn’t even happen*’
One commented: ‘She was convinced they had a connection but I see no evidence they did. She just projected onto a random dude because she was unhappy. Which we’ve all been there but we don’t uproot our lives for it.’
A third added: ‘Yeah, the “I ditched my husband kids of 14 years to live my life with you after meeting you once because you’re my soulmate” might have been coming on a bit strong, no wonder he said um, no.’
A commenter argued Amanda’s children may need therapy after reading her book when they get older, writing: ‘I want to read the POV of the “two young children” when they grow up.’
Another commented: ‘Therapist: so why are you here today. Kid: *SLAMS this book down on the table*’
However, others defended Amanda’s decision to leave her marriage.
‘I don’t really find this embarrassing. She obviously hated her life and the emotional zing of a crush was all she needed to end it all,’ one wrote.
Another said: ‘This seems normal and fine, maybe I’m missing something? Like, I get that it’s embarrassing to fall into limerence and get rejected, but is that worse than staying in an unhappy marriage?’
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