Ever had that feeling when you look right into your partner’s eyes and he or she suddenly flashes you a smile that makes your heart skip a beat and your knees weak?
Ever had that gut feeling that deep down, you were made for each other?
The concept of soulmates has been around for many years now and is still considered a very romantic idea when it comes to two people meeting and falling in love. After all, Greek mythos states that when the gods created man, his soul was split into two and the other half would be in another vessel. This is why there was a gaping hole in your soul before you met the love of your life.
Sounds romantic, right? We love to believe in a love that lasts and when we’re someone, we like to think that it’s the love that we deserve. There’s no harm in thinking that, believe me.
However, even if you’ve been together for a long time, does it really justify that he or she is indeed your life partner? Or are there other signs to look out for that will help you find out if he or she really is your partner in life?
Here’s how to tell you found the one: take a look at the twelve signs below that you and your partner were totally made for each other.
You laugh at the same stupid things
Whether it’s a lame pun from a commercial or a video featuring a screaming goat, you and your partner always agree on what to laugh about. You have even developed your own inside jokes.
You finish each other’s sentences
Believe me when I say that this is by far the corniest sign ever, but I’ve been impressed by those who’ve been together for more than 25 years (like my parents) when it comes to this one. He or she just knows what you were about to say and you do the same thing to them. You can read each other’s minds, like a Vulcan and his mind-melds.
Their problems are your problems
You’ve developed a sense of empathy to the point that their problems are your problems and it bothers you when you see them trying to solve it. You feel that it’s impossible to feel happy because your significant other is not.
They challenge you to be a better person
And vice versa. You are constantly trying to improve yourself and you feel that you are reciprocating this drive. You feel inadequate when you think you can do and be better, so you strive to improve yourself because of this person.
You have many similarities
I believe in coincidence and I believe that there’s nothing coincidental about two people being similar to one another. You and your partner have the same weird tastes – in food, books, movies, actors/actresses, and even hobbies.
Their weaknesses are your strengths
This is where compatibility lies. You compliment each other because you are strong where they are weak and they are strong where you are weak. You complete each other, so to speak (cue Jerry Maguire).
You make it – no matter what
Quitting was never in your vocabulary. Both of you try to make things work and this is not just about the relationship. Both of you stick together through the toughest of times because it’s the right thing to do and there’s no other thing that you want to do than this.
You adore everything about each other
You just like it when she twirls your hair every time you watch a movie, or you like it when he grabs on to a pillow to hide before a scary part of a movie. You adore everything about your partner. There’s just no need to explain this one.
Being together feels right
There’s no explaining this feeling, but when they are right by your side, you feel that everything is right with the world.
You can talk about anything and everything
There’s no borders between your conversations. You can talk all day about the ridiculousness of pigeons or how the aversion of ducks can be plain stupid, and this is something that you feel that’s part of your routine when you’re together. You know that he or she respects your opinions, as you do his or hers.
They are truly your best friend
I’m talking about that best friend who never gave up on you in Middle School or who was beside you when you were bullied. The term BEST FRIENDS FOREVER does not even begin to describe how close you and your partner are.
Life is empty without them
When they are not around, like if they’ve gone on a business trip, you suddenly feel empty or lost. You don’t know what to do for the remainder of the day because your partner is gone. You are no longer able to live on your own without them.
Do not fret if you don’t see any of the above signs in your current relationship. Sometimes, they take time to manifest. Just because your relationship only exhibited X number of signs and missed out on X number of signs, it doesn’t mean that they are not the one for you.
You just have to work on these things, little by little.