A soul-mate can be defined as a romantic partner able to connect and identify with your authentic self. Some people believe that the soul has three parts: the mind, will and emotions. This would mean that a soul-mate is able to connect with your deepest thoughts, share similar dreams/goals/desires and accept your feel about all matters of life. My adult daughter believes there is a difference between having a relationship with a romantic soul-mate and making a connection based on physical sexual energy. She also believes that experiencing the closeness of a kindred-spirit in friendship can be rewarding.
Whether you are a teenager, a single parent or widower, take time heal from past romantic relationships and be aware of personal preferences before seeing a soul-mate. The media gives confusing messages about what it means to have a soul-mate. Look within your community for couples who model honest, loving relationships. Focus on their positive characteristics as they solve problems and face a life that is often unpredictable, unfair and unkind. There are plenty of people who qualify as a “good catch”. The challenge is to know your sustainable values, take calculated risks and trust for the right timing.
Beth Holloway, MA, LPC is a Licensed Professional Counselor and has more than 12 years’ experience in the mental health field. She has recently joined the Miller Counseling Services team and specializes in counseling individuals and couples who have experienced all types of losses including abuse, domestic strife, and trauma. She enjoys leading group therapy classes in the areas of Divorce Recovery, Spiritual Enrichment, Couples and Parent/Child Relationships, Grief Processing and Depression Recovery. Beth has had the privilege of traveling all over the United States and to more than 10 foreign countries and has been enriched by learning about people from diverse cultures and ethnic groups.
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