This idea of only one soul mate (lover) who perfectly matches can be problematic.
For example, a soul mate can be a close friend who lives a very different life than yours, yet you pick up the old thread instantly no matter how much time has passed since your last connection.
A soul mate can be a friend, lover, family member, or mentor.
In love relationships, the term soul mate includes a sexual connection, often infused with intensity.
Many people describe their soul mate as the person who got away and can never be replaced.
The paradox is that sometimes these very deep and intense soul mate connections are not emotionally healthy because they are not grounded in real life.
Couples often describe themselves as soul mates while in the throes of the enchantment stage of love.
Those same couples often blast apart later when they re-enter life and discover that they cannot permanently meet each other’s every need.
There are about as many definitions of soul mate as you can imagine.
We’ve been trying to define this term for literally thousands of years to no avail.
I will try to cut through the confusion by offering mine.
A soul mate is a person with whom you feel a deep connection that may even defy logic.