Sean Lowe to Andi Dorfman: Josh Murray is NOT Your Soul Mate!

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Former Bachelor star Sean Lowe has the distinction of being the only one of 17 stars of the ABC franchise to marry the woman he chose on the finale.

That's right, The Bachelor is 1-for-17, or 1-for-18 if you count total seasons and both of Brad Womack's failed attempts at finding love, in that regard.

To be fair, Jason Mesnick married his runner-up after changing his mind, and The Bachelorette is slightly more respectable, especially in recent years.

Sean knows what he's talking about when it comes to making a relationship work, so Andi Dorfman and Josh Murray might want to heed his advice:

"Dear Andi, Josh Is Not Your Soul Mate."

In a blog post titled exactly that, Lowe offered both his congratulations and his wisdom to Andi Dorfman, cautioning her that the hard part is still ahead.

"I couldn't be happier for the new couple and wish them nothing but love and happiness going forward," wrote Sean who married Catherine Giudici on ABC.

But here's a reality check: "Nobody told Catherine and me that our toughest challenge would come after we rode those elephants off into the sunset."

"Falling in love while globetrotting the world was the easy part. Learning how to love someone you've spent a collective 20 hours with is the really hard part."

How jarringly, refreshingly logical of Sean.

"The post-show/pre-marriage time frame will be one of the most challenging. But mainly, I'd tell them not to elevate the other to the level of 'soul mate,'" he wrote.

The mere use of that expression "sets everyone up for unrealistic expectations and emphasizes the romance over the hard work of building a relationship."

Sean Lowe and Catherine Giudici are happily married, but "it's definitely taken work," he added. That said, he and his wife "are so excited for Andi and Josh."

"[We] hope this time without the lights and cameras will bring them ever closer to the time when the minister pronounces them, not 'soul mates' but 'husband' and 'wife.'"

What do you think: Can Andi and Josh make it last?

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