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If you happen to experience a soulmate or twin flame relationship at some point during your life, consider yourself lucky as not everyone comes across one. Even if you do, buckle up and prepare for one heck of a rollercoaster ride. For starters, you want to know if the relationship you’re in has one of these two special connections—and if it does, which one? We’d be lying if we said the two types of relationships were easy to distinguish from one another when comparing them at surface level, but when you dig deep into those layers, you’ll see that there’s truly a significant difference. 

Before we get into explaining exactly what that is, remember this: every relationship—soulmate, twin flame or otherwise—is different, so avoid comparing your situation to others. This will only cause you frustration and quite possibly, heartbreak. You should never stress about being in a relationship, be it a twin flame, soulmate, or karmic union. Trust that the universe and your higher self knows what’s best for you. The right person will come into your life when the time is right and speak to a psychic if things feel muddled or you need more clarity about twin flames and soulmates. 

What is a soulmate?

A soulmate is essentially what you’d think a soulmate would be: your perfect match (or soul) and like the soul, love never dies. In other words, you can’t help but feel you two are “meant to be.” It’s important to trust your intuition and not brush these feelings off. It’s possible your soulmate is a person you lost or never met in a past life, which means you may have known him or her over a period of time that spans centuries before your souls became reunited. Other signs that you’ve found your soulmate include: 

  • They continuously challenge you to be a better version of yourself.

There’s no such thing as “your better half” because you both want the best out of life. You support one another when it comes to goals while celebrating achievements along the way. In short, you both strive to do and be better in order to please the other person. 

  • Jealousy isn’t your thing

You’re both secure enough in your relationship that you don’t get jealous of the pretty office co-worker or the handsome mailman because your union is solid as a rock. 

  • Being separated isn’t an issue

On the same note as jealousy, you’re both fine with being separated, whether that means a business trip or out with friends. On the same note, it can be difficult to be away from someone you’re so close to but it’s never an issue of trust. After all, absence makes the heart grow fonder and you’re sure to have a romantic reunion. 

  • You do whatever you can to make your partner happy

Soulmates selflessly support, help, and go out of their way to make their partner happy, even if that means making a personal sacrifice. 

  • You know how to apologize

Admitting you did something wrong or hurt someone is never easy, but soulmates can easily say those two little words (I’m sorry) even if they stand by their actions or point of view. 

  • Your relationship isn’t just physical

Sure, sex is an important part of your relationship (and everyone else’s for that matter), but a soulmate connection goes beyond the physical aspect as the two of you can be intimate even when you’re out of the bedroom because you’re linked mentally and spiritually. Of course, because of this, you are sexually compatible because you understand your partner’s needs. 

Defining a Twin Flame Relationship 

Twin flame lovers are an amalgamation of a karmic relationship (lovers who only care about themselves) and a soulmate, but with the addition of some unique characteristics that define a twin flame love. It’s believed that the two flames were separated from one soul and shared between two different physical bodies, so looking at your partner is like looking in the mirror; you’re one and the same. Note that this type of relationship will keep you on your toes because it’s somewhat of a one-of-a-kind union, so you may want to seek psychic advice to determine whether or not your partnership is worth fighting for. Does your relationship exhibit any of these twin flame signs?

  • You feel as though you’ve met before

If you experience a feeling of extreme déjà vu, it’s possible the two of you have connected in your dreams or maybe even a previous lifetime. 

  • Your arguments are constructive

Do you often butt heads but then come to the realization that you’ve learned something from the exchange? It’s okay that you agree to disagree, but you also need to work on respecting the other person’s point of view.

  • You have a connection that’s almost telepathic

No matter where you are or how far away you are from one another, you feel as though you can read each other’s thoughts. 

  • You complete one another in a yin and yang type of way

It’s possible that your partner is filling missing pieces of yourself that you never knew existed.

  • You’re perpetually in a breakup and makeup relationship

It’s not uncommon that one (or both) of you freaks out and wants to bolt if a relationship becomes too close or intense, but it won’t be long before you’re united again. 

  • You’re deeply connected on an emotional level

Despite the point listed above, twin flame relationships can go through some pretty tough times that can lead to incredible breakthroughs, ones that take a tremendous amount of courage. This is an important exercise if twin flame lovers wish to possess a long-term relationship built on love and communication.  

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