We have many soul mates. This is caused usually by the splitting of a larger soul into sections.
This makes the soul very recognizable and we feel “connected” to it as we are indeed part of it.
We come back through many lives with the “other Part” of our soul ie soulmate to learn lessons through meetings and partings, you can say on some level we are all soul mates one with another, learning and growing.
Not all these lessons are loving or comforting. Lessons in forgiveness and unconditional love are challenging.
Sometimes we are the “victim”, and sometimes we are the negative or mirror that shows another soul their light. This is where free will and choice comes into play, how we react or view our relationships. Someone can come into your life and cause you much pain and suffering because there is a soul agreement between you to grow and evolve in love and forgiveness.
This is one perception of karma and the “tit for tat” of the you did it to me Now I will do it to you that has gone on for lifetimes . You break the cycle by acting rather than reacting, by freeing the ego from the soul and learning to love and forgive. Mind you, this does not mean being stepped on as we must maintain some self respect but we may choose (if this is a negative karmic soulmate connection) to wish them well with love and release them.
Our greatest joy and our greatest pain are both conceived in these soul mate relationships, our feelings intensified by our soul connections, whether for good or bad. You can often spot a soul mate or karmic relationship by “love at first sight” or “revulsion at first sight”, depending upon the lessons you’ve contracted to learn from this soul.
One can live a lifetime in joy and harmony with a resonant soul mate, and this a beautiful, but rare gift.