“A soulmate is someone who has locks that fit our keys, and keys to fit our locks. When we feel safe enough to open the locks, our truest selves step out and we can be completely and honestly who we are.” – Richard Bach
There are many different types of relationship that you will experience throughout your life. As different as they all are, each plays a very important role in our lives, helping us to grow, learn and evolve as we make our way through this journey that we call life. The process of dating and seeking love will introduce you to a large number of people, all with the end goal of finding ‘true love.’
Some people will enter into your life for a short period of time. They may help you to discover something new about yourself, highlight your strengths or shed light on areas for improvement. Others will help to guide you, encouraging you to stay on your true path in life. At some point in the dating process, you will meet someone that is different from everyone else. They will make your heart race and bring a smile to your face while inspiring you to dream about the future.
Watch for these 21 telltale signs that you have found your soulmate:
#1 – You Know and Embrace Each Other’s Flaws
Let’s be honest, we all have flaws and your partner is no exception. Not only are you aware of these flaws, but you are able to accept and embrace them. You see them not only as quirks or weaknesses, but rather as opportunities for growth. You also acknowledge the ways in which these flaws can be used to your advantage as a team. For example, your partner may be overly organized, however that would enable them to excel at planning and budget making.
#2 – You Share an Intense Chemistry
When you are around one another there is no doubt that you are highly attracted to one another. There is an intense chemistry that underlies your whole relationship. When you catch one another’s eyes your heart races and you experience butterflies in your stomach.
#3 – You Can Enjoy the Quiet Together
Nearly any relationship can find the fun and connection when they are out and about, distracting themselves with movies, live music and other activities. If, however, you are able to feel at peace together in the quiet moments, such as reading in the same room or merely laying together on the couch under a warm blanket, then you are connected at a deeper level.
#4 – You Would Marry One Another Again
When you look back on your time together and the life that you have built, there is no doubt in your mind that, given the chance, you would marry one another all over again. Sure, you’ve had to overcome some challenges and faced some trying times, but when you look at the big picture the good far outweighs the bad, and there is no one else you would rather be with.
#5 – You Feel Each Other’s Pain
If you are connected so deeply that you not only share in one another’s joy, but you feel each other’s pain, then this is an indication that you are connected on a much deeper level. You are so in tune with one another that you can predict how their day has gone the second that your partner walks through the door.
#6 – You Feel Like You Have Always Known Each Other
Sure, you can likely pinpoint the day and time that you met one another, but right from that first moment you have felt like you have known one another you whole lives. There is a comfort and familiarity that surpasses the concept of time.
#7 – You Have Crossed Paths Before
Soulmates are destined to find one another, however, occasionally the choices that we make can extend the time that it takes for that destiny to happen. You may have crossed paths with your soulmate before, however, due to your choices or theirs you didn’t connect. The Universe doesn’t give up that easy, so you are now meeting again for another chance.
#8 – You Don’t Experience Jealousy
When you meet your soulmate, you are so comfortable with where you stand in their life that you simply don’t experience feelings of jealousy. You know that you don’t have to worry about the flirty barista at your favorite coffee shop or the handsome co-worker, your relationship is strong and you trust your partner fully.
#9 – You Challenge One Another
While you support one another in both your similarities and your differences, you also challenge one another’s thinking. Starting deep conversations or pointing out new ways of thinking about a situation will help to push each other outside of your comfort zone. By challenging your soulmate you will help them to grow and evolve, reaching new levels of self-discovery.
#10 – You Have Similar Goals in Life
You know what you hope to obtain in this life, and those goals line up with those of our soulmate. You share a vision of the future, with a clear idea of where you want to go. Your values, ethics and belief systems line up in such a way that you know there is no question that you are working together towards a common goal.
#11 – You Willingly Compromise to Make Your Partner Happy
If you are soulmates, then you will care so strongly for one another that you are willing to make sacrifices as necessary for one another’s happiness. It’s not that your relationship is one-sided, or that one of you is selfish. In fact, you both regularly compromise for one another’s sake creating a healthy give and take relationship.
#12 – You Meet at Just the Right Time
Two soulmates can only connect when the time is right for each of them. If you are both at a stage in your life where you are ready to find that ‘special someone’ and commit to a life together, this is a sign that the pieces are all falling into place.
#13 – You Free One Another from Stress and Worry
Life can be challenging, and there are times that you will come home stressed out, anxious, worried and overwhelmed by all that you have to manage. It is at these moments that you will discover true peace within your soulmate. A simple hug can wipe away the trials of the day, leaving you feeling content and at peace. You are one another’s rock.
#14 – You Are Not Threatened By Each Other’s Independence
A healthy relationship will incorporate time spent together, enjoying one another’s company, but it will also allow for time spent apart. Activities like girl’s night or watching the game with the guys are important, after all, you were once individuals with complete lives and routines. Entering into a relationship doesn’t mean giving this up who you are, it’s about adding another component to your life.
#15 – You Feel at Home No Matter Where You Are
For some people, home is a place. It is where you keep your belongings, and where you hang your hat at the end of the day. Once you find your soulmate, however, home is no longer a location, it is a person. Regardless of where you may go or what life may bring you, your soulmate is home.
#16 – You Can Communicate Without Words
If you are able to understand one another’s thoughts and feelings without uttering a single word, it may be the sign of a deeper connection. Soulmates can often hear one another’s thoughts, understand what each is thinking without needing to openly express it or explain.
#17 – You Respect Your Differences of Opinion
Despite sharing similar beliefs, goals, ethics and values, you aren’t the same person. You are each unique with your own opinions, and these opinions may not always match up. One of the fun parts of being in a relationship is the opportunity to see life through someone else’s eyes, introducing yourself to a new way of thinking, however, you have to be open to it. You respect one another, and the differences that you have.
#18 – You Fully Compliment One Another
You are very different people, but those differences work together to create an even stronger and more complete team. Much like the balance of light and dark, you fill in the gaps in one another’s lives. Where you have weaknesses, your soulmate has strengths and visa versa. Together you help one another to become better versions of yourself.
#19 – You Don’t Shy Away from Conversation
Communication is an integral part to any relationship, and not just the positive ones. When you discover your soulmate, you will not only be able to engage in conversations about things that make you both happy, you are also able to express the things that upset you or make you feel uncomfortable.
#20 – You Fight Fair
As with any relationship, you are going to have disagreements at one time or another. It may be an argument about your finances, something family related or something as little as whether or not one of you remembered to take out the garbage. Regardless of how big or small your argument may be, soulmates always fight fair. This means that you don’t resort to screaming, name calling and swearing, and you NEVER threaten one another with divorce.
#21 – You Just Know
When it comes down to it, you just know that this person is the one. You have trusted your gut in many other areas of your life, so why should this one be different? If there I something deep down telling you that you have found your soulmate, don’t ignore it.