if you think you've found the one you'd love to spend the rest of your life with, these signs will help you be sure.
So many of us go through life waiting for the "one" to come along, believing that we will meet them at the right time and at the right moment. Like star-crossed lovers chosen by the fates to be together for all eternity, you're waiting for that one person who completes you to drop into your life and take you away from the mindless routine of your mundane existence and add a new dimension of color to your life.
You might be surprised to know that you meet multiple people in the course of our lives who have the potential to become your partner for life. We're lucky indeed that we are given many opportunities and chances to make things work. Imagine meeting someone you believe from the bottom of your heart is meant to be with you, only to have them leave you. That could be devastating.
There is still hope for true love and fulfilling romance, no matter how slim your chances seem to be. Every moment spent not preparing ourselves to be the perfect partner is a moment wasted. The effort you put into working on your flaws now will pay off in the long run and help you enjoy a stable and fulfilling relationship with your soulmate. But if you think you've already met your soulmate, then these are the signs to look for.
The moment you met it was like you were in a daze. You felt time slow down and the sounds around you die down. Or it may have been less momentous and movie-like, and you merely felt yourself become extremely self-conscious and felt an intense attraction toward your lover. Either way, something in your brain went haywire and you couldn't ignore the emergency signals it was sending you to tell you that something had to be done about this person.
Maybe you made the first move or waited to be asked out. When you did go on your first date together, you felt an instant connection form between the two of you. You marveled at how right the person seemed for you and how happy he or she made you feel as you talked. You couldn't get enough of listening to the other person talk, and everything they said was immensely intriguing.
You realized that you had so much in common as you talked and you never ran out of topics to discuss. You were too busy laughing and enjoying each other's company to realize how quickly the night had gone by, and you were loath to leave each other's company at the end of your date. You felt like even without the attraction the two of you would make great friends.
One of the most important signs that you've possibly found your soulmate is that you feel a genuine love for them that often surprises you with the strength of its passion. You may not have noticed it at first, but the more you date and get to know each other, the more you realize that there is so much you love about them. Even when they hurt you, you're willing to forgive and talk things out because you value them and your relationship.
You love to make them happy, and knowing that they approve of you and the choices you make gives you great satisfaction. When they validate you and compliment you, you are beaming with delight because you feel valued by them. You seek validation from them in the things you do because you want them to be involved in your life and to be a part of your decisions.
The two of you are painfully aware of each other's flaws, but you have admirably worked hard to ensure that your character traits don't end up ruining the beautiful bond you have. You both put in equal effort to reach compromises and meet halfway, and the desire to communicate during conflicts is mutual. You are patient with each other even when it hurts, and you're both willing to change for each other.
One of the most exciting things about being in a relationship is that you learn about a whole new world different from the one you are used to. You get to see life through the eyes of another person and learn about things you never knew about. Whether it's how other families function or unique places to eat or even how to successfully handle a panic attack, you're constantly amazed at how much you can learn from each other.
Everyone has their differences, but despite the whole "opposites attract" hype, most relationships are strengthened on common ground rather than through differences. When you both have similar tastes, enjoy the same recreational activities, eat the same kinds of food, love traveling to similar destinations, or even laugh at the same jokes, you know that you will have more agreements than arguments in the future.
Your inner thoughts and emotions are laid bare before them. You are able to be vulnerable with your partner and express your deepest fears and anxieties to them. They know your hidden strengths, as well as your flaws, and they treat you just the same. They know the worst thing you ever did as well as the pesky little thoughts that run around in your mind, and you feel right telling them everything.
When someone is on board with you in terms of the things you prioritize and value, that can be a major sign that the two of you are meant to be. It can be the smallest thing, like choosing not to run a red light even when no one's around, or something big like being against racism or homophobia. Even in your plans for the future, you're both on the same page.
The person you are dating becomes soulmate material when you realize that they're an integral part of your schedule. Everything else gets pushed aside so that you two can spend quality time with each other. Whenever you get free, they're the first person who comes to mind, and you realize that you want to be around your lover all the time.
Someone who loves you and cares about is willing to bear with your mistakes. They do not reject you or punish you for hurting them but they are kind and respectful because they care about you. They would never lift a finger to hurt you or say a cruel word to spite you. Any sign of abuse or the potential for abuse is a big red flag in any relationship, and you certainly don't want to think of an abusive partner as a potential soulmate.
One of the biggest signs that someone is meant to be with you is that you bring out the best in each other. You do not play on each other's insecurities and you are not exceptionally volatile in each other's presence. You inspire each other to be more selfless, more caring, more humble, and more emotionally available. You feel truly happy, content, and safe in each other's embrace, and that's a feeling that few can replicate.