The Difference Between Soulmates and Life Partners

The Difference Between Soulmates and Life Partners


soulmates and life partners

Soul Mate: Someone who is aligned with your soul and is sent to challenge, awaken and stir different parts of you in order for your soul to transcend to a higher level of consciousness and awareness. Once the lesson has been learnt, physical separation usually occurs.

Life Partner: A companion, a friend, a stable and secure individual who you can lean on, trust and depend on to help you through life. There is a mutual feeling of love and respect and you are both in sync with each others needs and wants. 

Everyone wants to meet their Soulmate. In fact, one of the most common questions I receive in my readings and coaching sessions is- “When am I going to meet my Soulmate?”

We have many Soulmates in this life but their purpose is all the same- they are here to challenge and awaken us so our soul can evolve into a higher state of consciousness.

Our Soulmates always arrive when we are ready for them and not a moment sooner. They arrive when we are ready to learn the lessons that we were destined to fulfill.

Soulmate relationships are often not forever, this is because sometimes the relationship can be too intense or there is a certain karmic energy to the relationship that sees it come to a close once the necessary lessons have been learnt.

Soulmates can also be friends and relatives; they don’t always have to be romantic partners. Regardless of this, you will always feel a strong, energetic connection or a past life history together.

Many of us spend years obsessing about meeting a Soulmate, but fail to notice what we are really asking for. When we ask for a Soulmate we are really asking to grow and develop in consciousness, and not understanding this can sometimes block the energy from coming to us.

If you really want to connect with a Soulmate, you need to align with your own soul. You need to discover who you are, honor yourself and begin following your heart. When you align with your true self, you are then instantly in the vibration of meeting your soul-mate.

Alternatively, if you are done with the soul lessons for now and are just looking for a companion to share the rest of your life with, what you want to be asking for, or manifesting is your Life Partner.

A Life Partner is more like a companion or friend that you feel a strong connection to. It may not be a deep, soul connection like a soul mate, but there would be a mutual feeling of trust, understanding and respect. A life partner is someone who is dependable and considerate of your needs and wants. Of course, a life partner is also someone that you are attracted to and that you love and care for.

While you will still be learning lessons from a life partner, they are more about lending support and giving you a guiding hand as you navigate through your own soul journey.

Meeting your Life Partner is usually not something you spiritually or energetically prepare yourself for like you would with a soulmate. Instead it requires emotional and mental preparation and physically putting yourself out there.

It is possible to have your Soulmate also be your Life Partner and it is also possible that you and your Life Partner can develop a deeper, soul connection- it all just depends on which direction you choose to steer.

Here are the different characteristics of each relationship:

Soulmate Relationship

  • You feel a deep, spiritual connection to this person almost like you have known them for a long time.
  • You have flashbacks or deja vu moments where you feel that you have been together before.
  • You seem to understand each other and have a similar way of thinking.
  • You may have similar flaws or habits, or you both had similar challenges during childhood.
  • Your connection is intense and so too is the relationship. Often it can move from extreme highs to extreme lows.
  • You feel in sync with each other even when you are not physically together. There may be a feeling of having to team up together to conquer something.
  • You know intuitively what the other is thinking or feeling. You feel very in-tune and connected with their thoughts and actions.
  • Your relationship is emotional, challenging and can bring things out in you that you didn’t know existed.
  • You may experience huge shifts and changes in your life when you first meet this person.
  • Your relationship may not last forever but the love is always there.

Life Partner Relationship

  • You feel attracted to each other physically and resonate with each others values.
  • You enjoy getting to know each other and learn about your differences and similarities- everything about each other feels new and exciting.
  • You get along like best friends- your relationship does not suffer from extremes.
  • Your relationship is based on logical or intellectual decisions.
  • You resonate with each others beliefs, ideas or religion/philosophy.
  • You both feel a sense of financial and emotional stability by being together.
  • Your relationship is based on being physically present and creating new memories.
  • You feel the need to marry or start a family in order to ‘cement’ your relationship.

At different times of our lives we will need and want different types of relationships. Neither is better or worse than the other, it is all a personal decision and one that you will feel guided to as long as you are following your heart.


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10 thoughts on “The Difference Between Soulmates and Life Partners

  1. Dear Manuela,

    Aren’t we all soul-mates? – as we are from the same essence as that of God, but our mind differs, there we can be mind-mates, have preferences, comparations, tendencies. So the drop of the ocean , is like a brother and sister of the same element water. The soul-understanding differs from our mind-understanding (mind: emotions, feelings, reasonings ect.) -Why we are coming together? – as brother or sister, as father or mother, as friend or enemy – this is because we have to balance our deeds (karma: good or bad) – and this power what brings us together, this is the God-power arranging cause and effect (from earlier times) to be balanced. And this deep feeling that we know someone, it comes from the past, we know this person from the past (without being aware of those former meetings). From soul to soul there is harmony, as the soul is pure, there is understanding, love under roof of ONENESS (the drop in the ocean) – only our mind is not pure as it consists of matter too, while soul is pure consciousness, light, real life. Unfortunately we all are under the thumb of our mind. Mind is a bad master but a good servant. That’s why our Saints from different times and different religions emphasize: Man know thyself! – in this process, to know oneself, reaches over the whole life. Our mind is very tricky and we have to find our how it plays with us, normally we do not notice it as we our habits run like an automatism. So when someone tells you: He is able to drink the whole ocean – well, this you may still believe (to emphasize the difficulty of controlling the mind), another tells you: He can move mountains litterally meant – also this you may believe, but if someone tells you: I have overcome my mind – then you may not believe this – because mind is like a 1000-headed Hydra. Once you fight against one head and got rid of it at once new heads are grown… it is like a snake slipping through your fingers. So to have a deep look into oneself requires self-experiences with strict honesty towards oneself – then slowly slowly we can start to understand the functioning of our mind.

    I am thankful for having chosen this subject, dear Manuela – as there are also many misunderstandings and point of views still belonging to the mind.

    When we love God, we love all, no exception, no difference, no preference… this is sun that gives light to everyone not asking who is closer, who is more far, who is bad and who is good. This differentation comes from our mind.

    So thank you dear Manuela
    Have a good time in harmony

    1. I agree with you that love means no judgement, no comparation, no seeing one better than another for we are all equal and love comes from heart. Heart does not know difference or preference. Thank you dear Didi for your explanation. I know it is going to be useful for all those interested.
      I wish you all the best and harmony in everything you do. 🙂

      1. Thank you dear Manuela 🙂 yes, love is beyond mind – and there many things can easily be misunderstood.
        Have a great day in peace and harmony

  2. A great post. I don’t believe that the majority of us have found either. Thank you for sharing Manuela.🌺🌹

    1. With either of them or without, I think we live the life we have chosen. Thank you for taking your time to visit and comment, Mr. Mel. 🙂

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