I think we all have different definitions of a soul mate. We tend to believe that a soul mate is a lover, spouse or lifetime partner; someone with whom we have or will develop a romantic relationship. This may be the case in some instances but not necessarily definitive.
A soul mate is a person with whom one has a feeling of deep or natural affinity. Affinity in terms of sociology, which refers to “kinship of spirit”, interest and other interpersonal commonalities.
In current usage, “soulmate” usually refers to a romantic partner, with the implication of an exclusive lifelong bond. This is to say, the word is used with more rarity than other terms associated with ‘romantic partner’. It is a very versatile term, being defined differently by different individuals, as it is related to the concept of love.
Soulmate commonly holds the connotation of being the strongest bond with another person that one can achieve. Soulmate is not used as often as other terms representing the same idea, and this is likely to lead to its perceived rarity in meaning. The definition ranges widely and cannot be pinpointed. It is commonly accepted that one will feel ‘complete’ once they have found their soulmate, as it is partially in the perceived definition that two souls are meant to unite.
Join me tonight at 6:30 p.m. EST on “Conversations Of A Sistah” via Blog Talk radio, as I reveal the real meaning of one’s soulmate. A bond that is NOT necessarily one tied in romance.
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