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

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

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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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.

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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Patterns

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Changeable or Unchangeable

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The root of behavior change

... and building better habits is your identity.

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