Two-thirds of Americans believe that soulmates exist, but how do you know if you’ve found the ‘real thing’? Don’t underestimate the power of your intuition, it is more powerful than you give it credit for!

Love and romance are hot topics in the United States, driving and influencing nearly everything that we do. Looking back throughout history, many of the generations before us married more for practical purposes, seeking the partner that will improve their chances of survival and success in life. People chose a partner based on who would help them to build the best home life, as well as create and raise an amazing family. Today, however, Americans are driven by love.

Young Americans today are no longer searching for someone that can support them financially, or the most ‘genetically compatible’ individual to create perfect children. Instead, we want to find a partner that can connect with us on a deep and meaningful level. A soulmate is defined as “a person with whom you have an immediate connection the moment you meet – a connection so strong that you are drawn to them in a way you have never experienced before. As this connection develops over time, you experience a love so deep, strong and complex, that you begin to doubt that you have ever truly loved anyone prior.” It sounds magical, doesn’t it?

Watch for these 11 signs your intuition is telling you that you’ve found ‘the one’:

#1 – Not only does your partner make you feel loved, they also inspire you to love yourself.

Your partner truly loves you, and they don’t hold back on expressing this. In fact, they shower you with such love and affection that they encourage you to develop a strong sense of self-esteem and self-worth. This is great for your confidence, as you find yourself truly loving yourself more.

#2 – Nurturing and inspiring, you bring out the best in one another.

It’s not that you’re trying to ‘change’ your partner, but you inspire one another to become the best version of yourself. You want to be the best ‘you’ for your partner, actively engaging in personal growth and development, and your partner is experiencing the same phenomenon. You build one another up, encouraging this type of change, and the results are amazing!

#3 – You are both completely honest with one another, without hesitation.

You don’t find yourself debating little white lies or contemplating withholding the truth for fear of upsetting one another. Instead, you recognize that honesty really is the best policy, building a solid foundation of trust that you both buy into 110%.

#4 – Deeply connected, you feel one another’s joy, as well as one another’s pain.

The connection that you share with one another is more than just a physical attraction. Instead, you feel a meaningful, deep connection on a mental, emotional and spiritual level. When one of you is feeling joy, you both feel joy. At the same time, if one of you is feeling pain, you both feel pain.

#5 – You are excited to try new things and explore life together.

While many people fall into the bad habit of closing themselves off the second that life begins to feel uncomfortable, this isn’t the situation in your relationship. Instead, you are willing to keep an open heart and an open mind, exploring the ‘unknown’ together. Rather than building walls that distance you, you allow these challenges to bring you closer together.

#6 – For the most part, your relationship feels effortless.

This isn’t to say you won’t encounter your challenges and struggles, we all do – but the majority of the time that you spend together feels completely natural and easy.  You don’t have to try to connect with one another, that connection is already there.

#7 – You are one another’s cheerleaders and greatest support in life.

When times get tough, you know that your partner is going to be there for you. You can come to them with anything that bothers you, even if you believe that it may be ‘silly’ or unimportant. At the same time, you make sure that your partner also feels the same way, turning to you when times are tough.

#8 – Regardless of what you may be doing, you genuinely want to spend time together.

Whether you are going out for a carefully orchestrated date night, or simply hitting the grocery store, it’s all about spending time together. You enjoy one another’s company, and this can be seen when you look at your schedule as you always make time to be together.

#9 – You don’t have any doubts about your relationship.

We’ve all been in that relationship or situation where, despite how great it may seem, you can’t help but second guess whether something is not quite right. When you’re with your soulmate, these doubts disappear. You rely on one another, grow with one another and it just feels ‘right.’

#10 – Excited, you plan for the future, and it includes one another!

Not only are you excited about where the future is going to take you, but when you think about your future, you see one another in it. You share goals and dreams, determined to help one another achieve them. Whether you are talking about next week, next year, or 10 years down the road – it’s something exciting that you can’t wait to explore together!

#11 – At the end of the day, you just know this is the one.

You may not be able to put your finger on exactly why, but you have a gut feeling that tells you that this is the one. When you think about your partner and the future together, you just know that this is the person you are destined to spend your life with, and nothing makes you happier.

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