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6 Signs that You've Met Your Soulmate

According to Greek mythology on love, Zeus split the human body into two, because he feared it was too powerful. Legend says these separate beings are destined to roam the world until they find their other half. When they find each other, they'll unite, and their spirits will join and become one. Here are some clear-cut signs that will let you know when the person you are dating is the one.

Signs you've met your soulmate

1. You have intense feelings right away

There is often a flash of recognition that occurs when you meet a soulmate. Sometimes it feels like the phenomenon of love at first sight, but it can also feel like a strong sense of familiarity. If you feel comfortable with someone even though you've only just met them, there's a chance this relationship will go the distance. 

Respect is a sign you've met your soulmate

2. There is a mutual respect

Relationships often fail when two people try to change each other. A soulmate won't want to change you, because they respect you on a fundamental level. Soulmates handle conflicts differently than others, so they tend to be less critical of each other -- even when they disagree. A true soulmate won't turn you into something that you are not; they want to support the person you are, only pushing you to better yourself.  

Special way of talking to your soulmate

3. You understand each other's emotional language

Everyone deals with emotions in different ways -- from love to anger, sadness to joy. For instance, some people might express their love by kissing or hugging their partner, while others don't like public displays of affection. These people might express love by preparing food or helping their partner with chores around the house. The same is true of anger. Some people withdraw in the face of conflict, while others want to talk things out immediately. Soulmates might not deal with their emotions the same way, but they understand their differences and how to meet their partner in the middle. Soulmates develop an emotional shorthand that allows both partners to be heard and get what they need.

Soulmates fight for the relationship

4. You fight for the relationship

No relationship is without an argument -- even one between soulmates. There will always be obstacles in your life, but soulmates learn how to work around them. Whether you're trying to cope with family difficulties, financial worries, illness, career uncertainty or parenting issues, a couple that's meant to be together will keep fighting for the relationship. You fight to make things better, because you want the relationship to survive. Remember that someone who doesn't care at all won't bother arguing over the future.

Soulmates aren't afraid to be who they are

5. You're comfortable being authentic

It's common to have a range of masks that you wear in different situations. This can be anything from not wearing makeup to pretending to feel a certain way. However, there's no need for any pretense with your soulmate. You automatically behave authentically, and it feels like you're showing each other your true selves. Being genuine in this way opens you both to the most profound forms of intimacy. It's often at your very first meeting that you realize this amazing potential is there.

Shared future with soulmate

6. You have the same vision of the future

This is one of the most significant signs that you've found your soulmate, because it's an indication of a deep connection as well as the most reliable predictor of a happy relationship. If you don't share values, interests and a similar vision for the future, you'll grow apart, as resentment sours the relationship. When you meet someone who actually sees their life unfolding in the same way you imagine your own doing, you've got struck gold.

Have you found your soulmate, and if so, are there other signs you would add to our list?

Contributor, June 19, 2019