The difference is pretty amazing.
People often have misconceptions about what a soulmate really is. Does this mean you're destined to be together? Will your love last forever? So then what does that make your life partner? Can your life partner also be your soulmate?
First, let's get some basic terminology down: A soulmate is a person who is aligned to your soul and can change or influence your soul in some way or another. After that lesson has happened, separation usually happens.
On the other hand, a life partner is a friend or companion who you can lean on and are secure in. You can trust them through life. Feelings of love and respect are mutual and you're both in sync with the needs and wants of the other person.
How do these differences manifest?
1. In soulmates, there is a deep, spiritual connection.
It feels like you've known them for a long time. In a life partnership, you're attracted to one another and their values resonate with you.
2. Soulmates often have deja vu type moments...
Whereas in a life partnership, you simply enjoy each other — your differences and similarities alike.
3. Soulmates are able to get in the mind of their partner and understand what they're thinking.
Life partners are less psychic and more along the lines of best friends.
4. Soulmates often realize that their relationship may not last forever, or even for very long...
But they know that the love is there and they are comfortable with the impermanence. Life partners often want to cement their relationship by beginning a family or getting married in an attempt to make it more permanent.
Sometimes we need a soulmate, and sometimes we need a life partner. Which do you feel you need?
This article was originally published at Higher Perspective. Reprinted with permission from the author.