Contrary to the common belief, a soul mate is not a term that exclusively describes a romantic partner. It also describes a friend, a close associate who comes along as we go on. Some soul mates are with you only for a moment, some will stay with you for a lifetime. No matter how long they stay with you, you will remember them for the rest of your life since they come to your life for a reason.
There are five types of soul mates that you meet in your life.
#1. Friendship soul mate.
This is the one who becomes the best friend in your life. You know that you two will hit it off and remain friends for a lifetime the instant you see them. You can spend hours and hours talking with them as they understand you in a way that no other friend does. This soul mate is here for the long haul, so be sure to nurture the relationship and never take it for granted.
#2. The wrecking ball soul mate.
This soul mate comes into your life for one thing. To help you change yourself. This one comes along when you need a change of perspective, challenging you to reflect on your choices and plans. This soul mate is a hurricane, a storm. And you will get swept away willingly because you have never known such a rush before. Just like a storm, all this soul mate leaves behind is debris. The only difference is that it is the debris of your past self. Now you have evolved into a newer person.
#3. The lover/affair soul mate.
This soul mate is someone who teaches us a very important lesson in life. This soul mate could be a first love, a hidden affair while with someone else, or just a passionate, friends-with-benefits type of situation. These relationships grow gradually. And since both of you teach each other so much, this bond will not fade away anytime soon. They stay with you as friends for a long time.
#4. Stranger Soul Mate.
This is the one you meet randomly, on a flight, bus ride, at a party or just walking down the street. The moment you see them, you will feel as if you know them as if you recognize them from somewhere. If you are someone who believes in reincarnation, then this is someone whom you have met in your past life. Even though the time you spend with each other is brief, both of you have words of wisdom that you need to hear.
#5. Divine Love Soul Mate.
This is what most people mean when they say, soul mate. This is the one that we all long to find in life. If we are lucky enough to find them, it means that we are destined to be together. These soul mates are the culmination of every other soul mate listed above. When you see them, you will recognize each other instantly, you will feel like you have known them forever. It will be passionate and intimate. It will be a miraculous love that you have never known before.