It is very common for us to mix up the terms “soul mate” and “life partner.” They seem similar, but in actuality, they mean two completely different things. Soul mates are the ones, who come into your life to teach you valuable lessons. They are here to motivate you, teach you and help you grow in any way possible. Life partners, on the other hand, are the ones who join your journey to grow and learn along side you. They are your equal partner, who will experience the same things you do. You can count on life partners in the long run. Soulmates will come and go throughout your life.
Here are 5 big differences between a soul mate and a life partner:
1. GUIDING VS. SUPPORT
Soul mates do not have to be a lover necessarily. They could be your family members, friends, co-workers or just a stranger that you don’t even remember meeting. They’ll come into your life at the opportune time to guide you through a life lesson. When the teaching is done, they’ll usually disappear from your life just as fast as they came.
Life partners will give you a lifetime of support. They’ll share the same interests and help you get further your passions in life, but they’ll always stand by your side. Forever there to give you positive energy and good vibes. Life partners tend to stick around despite any challenges or obstacles.
2. DIFFERENT LEVELS OF SPIRITUAL CONNECTION
You will have a healthy relationship with your soul mate and or life partner, but the relation to the soul mate will not last very long. It is common that the ego gets in the way and the relationship ends in a heart break. However, these are important life lessons.
A connection with a life partner is a deeper, more consistent one and lasts a lifetime. Usually, you share the same kinds of emotions and experiences with your life partner, and that’s why you understand each other better than anyone else could. It feels as though you have always been connected to each other.
3. TIME-FRAMED OR TIMELESS
You will experience an instant connection to your soul mate. You feel like you have known each other forever. Yet the relationship could also be very chaotic, destructive and you could make each other very unhappy by the end of it all.
Life partners are more steady. They are empathic towards you and try to understand you at all levels. A relationship with a life partner is calmer and more relaxed, and you will have the safety and reliability that you will not find in a fleeting soul mate.
4. WHIMSICAL EMOTIONS VS SPIRITUAL STABILITY
Soul mates are connected to you beyond words. You share the same feelings, emotions, thoughts, and habits. They come to your life with a reason, and they make you feel deep emotion in a certain way.
Life partners wish to share their values and wisdom. With them, you don’t only have an emotional connection, but you also have logical and intellectual stimulation as well. This makes the relationship more lasting and more stable than with your soul mate.
5. LIFE EXPERIENCES OF A MOMENT OR LONG TERM
Love with a soul mate is a delight, but it can also be full of obstacles. Trying to make it last a lifetime is almost impossible and requires hard work.
Life partners come in your life to stay, the connection only gets stronger and deeper. Usually, these kinds of relationships are healthy and lift you up. You will feel happy, safe and loved when you are with the right life partner.
Although there is a difference between a soul mate and a life partner, that does not mean that one cannot be also be the other. One person can fill both important positions in your life. If you have a choice, then always choose to be together with your life partner, because a relationship with them is calmer, stronger and makes you happier in the end.