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The Psychology Behind Soulmates, And Whether Or Not They Actually Exist

https://thoughtcatalog.com/john-alex-clark/2016/11/do-soulmates-really-exist/

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The Psychology Behind Soulmates, And Whether Or Not They Actually Exist
We often hear the term " soulmate ", but how many of us actually believe in such a concept? How many of us believe that there is one specific person out there, that is "meant" to be with us ...and us with them?

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Believing in the soulmate concept

Believing in the soulmate concept

If you are in love with the person, believing that you are soulmates can strengthen the relationship.

However, if you are to end a relationship with someone who you thought was your soulmate, can make the recovery almost impossible.

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The existence of soulmates

Soulmates are only an artificial construct in our minds as a result of the movies we see and the songs we listen to.

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