Thanks to Disney movies and classic Hollywood romances, most people grew up thinking they’d find their soul mate and live happily ever after. Unfortunately, it’s common to go for decades without finding “the one”, and the concept of a soul mate can start to feel like a foolish fantasy.
However, if you look around, you’ll see there are couples who prove that soul mates are real. This mean it’s possible for you to find and nurture that dream relationship too—if you look out for the relevant clues! Keep these eight signs in mind, and you’ll know when you’ve found your soulmate.
1. You Have An Intense Intuition
There’s often a flash of recognition that occurs when you meet a soul mate—sometimes it feels like the phenomenon of love at first sight, and at other times it’s more like a strong sense of familiarity.
So if you feel comfortable, energized and intimate with someone even though you’ve only just met them, there’s a good chance this relationship will go the distance.
2. You’re Best Friends
There’s a myth that romantic partners can’t be close friends—but in truth, a strong friendship is the foundation for a lasting romance. When you meet your soulmate, you also meet your best friend!
This means you just easily “get” each other on a deeper level than you usually experience, you share a sense of humor, and you quickly become each other’s number one source of support.
3. There’s Mutual Respect
Relationships often fall apart when the two people try to change each other. In contrast, soul mates respect each other on a fundamental level—and this respect is based on really knowing each other (flaws and all).
So if you find yourself really accepting someone in spite of their quirks and neuroses, and you feel that acceptance directed back at you unconditionally, this may be a soul mate connection.
4. You Have The Same Vision Of The Future
This is one of the most significant signs that you’ve found your soul mate, because it’s not only an indication of a deep connection but also one of the most reliable predictors of a happy partnership.
If you don’t share key values, imagine your future in the same way and want the same sorts of things out of life, resentment grows and begins to sour the relationship. So, when you meet someone who actually sees their life unfolding in the same way you imagine your own, you’ve struck gold!
5. You Challenge Each Other
Your ideal partner will not only admire you for all you’ve done, but open your eyes to all you could do. This can be challenging, because it will mean that the two of you are often encouraging one another to move out of your comfort zones.
However, the unique combination of challenge and support provided by a soul mate is a major catalyst for personal development and growth—and in the future, you’re sure to be grateful to each other for all the encouragement and gentle prodding administered over the years!
6. You Fight For The Relationship
No relationship is without conflict—even when soul mates get together. There will always be obstacles and bumps in the road. But whether you’re trying to cope with family difficulties, financial worries, illness, career uncertainty or parenting issues, a couple who are meant to be together will keep fighting for the relationship.
Crucially, you’ll find ways to fight together in order to make things better, because you’ll both want the relationship to survive more than you’ll want to defend your own egos.
7. You Can Be Apart, But Prefer Being Together
Soul mates are able to strike the right balance between time together and time apart. They trust each other and still feel close when they’re doing separate things, rather than being consumed with jealousy or anxiety.
At the same time, when you’re in a relationship with your soul mate you also know that you’re happiest and more fulfilled when you’re enjoying quality time as a couple. After all, what could be better than hanging out with your best friend, favorite lover, biggest fan and main teammate?
8. You’re Comfortable Being Authentic
Finally, it’s common to have a range of masks that you wear in different situations in order to get on or fit in. However, one of the most satisfying things about being with a soul mate is that there’s no need for any pretense—rather, you automatically behave entirely like yourself, and it feels like you’re showing each other your true selves.
Being genuine in this way opens you both to the most profound forms of intimacy—and it’s often at your very first meeting that you realize this amazing potential is there.—Source: KATHERINE HURST/www.thelawofattraction.com