a person with whom one has a strong affinity
a person for whom one has a deep affinity, esp a lover, wife, husband, etc
soul mate Noun
1. A person ideally suited to another as a close friend or romantic partner
It really wasn't until I met Mj that the soul mate question ever really crossed my mind. Up until then I was very doubtful of the concept and didn't give it much thought. There is the life I led before Mj and the one I lead after. The after is way better and such a stark contrast to the before. I am a better happier person since I met him. He literally saved me from myself. The very fact that this person has transformed my life so much got me thinking. If ever there was a soul mate then he must be it. The answer you get when you ask someone about soul mates can be very telling about their relationship history. It seems that if you have met your soul mate you know it and you are a believer. If you have not then you aren't sure it exists and/or don't believe that you have met him. The other question that comes to mind is can you have more then one? If there is only one perfect soul mate in the entire world for you then the odds of finding that person are slim to none meaning that most who believe they have found their soul mate really haven't based on pure odds alone. Makes sense, but I don't like those odds. I think you can fall in love multiple times but all of those times won't be "real." It's something you think is real and true at the time but don't realize it isn't until you have experienced it with a soul mate.
|He is my heart|
I don't think any of those definitions of soulmate do the word justice. "A person for whom one has a deep affinity" could be anyone and a lot of people at that. A soul mate is more then a deep affinity. It has to be. I know there are mythical implications and I'm not really sure what I believe about all of that but I do believe that I have met my soul mate...whatever that is. For me it means that I have met someone who is the perfect person for me in every way. A person who I am meant to be with. How else could our relationship be so easy and amazing? How else could this sense of comfort, peace and certainty have washed over me despite all initial efforts to fight it? We have fun and enjoy spending time together. I am totally at ease in his presence. There is no drama nor has there ever been. I trust him completely. There is this myth that relationships are hard. Not only that, but that they are supposed to be. If you believe this then maybe you haven't met your soulmate. My relationship is not hard at all. We don't fight. We ebb and flow around and through each other as naturally as could be. His strengths are my weaknesses and vice versa. We are on the same page in so may ways. We agree on a lot and what we don't is usually simple enough to resolve. We know when to push or when to pull back without being told. I find it difficult to even be mad at him. We balance each other out in a way that makes loving him and being with him feel like something I was meant to do. Does it annoy me that he has some sort of aversion to putting away his stuff? Yes, but this amazing ability to love him deeply in spite of any flaw that he may have is somehow stronger then my annoyance. Anything that comes with loving this man is worth putting up with and it hardly even feels like a sacrifice. I may drive him nuts to no end but there he is every morning giving me a kiss before he goes to work while I'm still in bed. We respect each other and I find him to be one of the the most handsome men alive. Without a doubt I know that we will be in love and happy together for the rest of our life and that there is nothing that we can't handle together.
Is this presumptuous? Perhaps. But it's the way I feel. There is simply no doubt when it comes to him. It is painful to even briefly summon the thought of what life would be without him. I shake my head and push it away because of this feeling that life is not worth living unless he is by my side. At times I am totally overwhelmed with this incredible feeling of love for him. This indescribable wave of emotion that brims out of my heart and fills up my soul. I am so lucky and happy that this wonderful person has been placed in my life. Sometimes when he kisses me on the top of my head or gives me a tight little squeeze for no particular reason there is a moment of clarity where I say to myself, "Oh my gosh, he loves me." And it is such a thrill. This is very powerful stuff! I've been married before. The first time around never felt even close to this.
He might be my soul mate but that doesn't mean that I can take him or our relationship for granted. I'm not saying that challenges won't come our way or that there will never be problems. Life is unpredictable and anything can happen. Maybe we will eventually have an argument or something bigger to tackle but I feel that we are so well matched that we will be able to deal with it. Together. Having said all of that I still don't think I've defined soulmate but I'm ok with that. Like Love it's a feeling more then anything else and experienced in so many different ways by different people that it cannot be fully captured or defined. Words alone just don't do it justice.
Do you believe in soulmates? If not, then why? If so, have you met him?