This Is What 'Soulmate' Really Means, Because It's Not Just Cute Instagrams And Constant Heart Eyes
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This Is What ‘Soulmate’ Really Means, Because It’s Not Just Cute Instagrams And Constant Heart Eyes

Soulmate is a friend in your darkest hour. They are the friend who stays when everyone else leaves. They are the friend you call when you are in deep shit. They are the friend who makes the world beautiful and kind. They are the friend who tells you what you need to hear not what you want to hear. They are the friend you see in your life forever.

Soulmate is a parent who loves you the way you need to be loved. They are the parent who expresses their love for you with words and physical touch. They are the parent who builds-up your self-esteem, self-worth and self-love. They are the parent who believes in your dreams like you believe in them. They are the parent who is your biggest fan and they are always proud of you. They are the parent who gives you freedom to live your life and make your own choices. They are the parent everyone else is secretly wishes they have.

A soulmate is a guardian angel saving you from yourself.

Soulmate is a family member who gets you. They are the person who doesn’t have a fixed idea of who you are or who you should be. They are the person who wishes you well and doesn’t get jealous of your accomplishments. They are the person who wants to see you happy and living your best life. They are the person who isn’t just related to you by blood, their soul is connected to yours.

Soulmate is an almost love story that went south. It’s the person you lost before you had. They are the person you were closest to, but fate never brought you together. They are the person who woke your demons up and drove you crazy. They are the person who you wanted to keep in your life, but some things are just not meant to be. They are the person you run into at a friend’s gathering and everything feels the same although you haven’t talked for ages. They are the person who made you a better you after all.

Soulmate is a person you recognize yourself in. They are the person you’ve always known existed. They are the person who feels like home. They are the person who resembles many of your good qualities. They are the person you are proud to have by your side. They are the person who understands you more than you understand yourself. They are the person who makes love your reality not just a dream.

The truth is, soulmate is the person who makes you feel physically and emotionally safe in this unsafe world.

They are the person you can be your real self with where people are labeled, categorized, bullied and rejected. They are the person who treats you exactly the way you deserve where being unkind this modern world is cool. They are the person who you do the simplest things with, like staying home cooking a meal or going out and about. They are the person you spend time with because you want to not because you have to. They are the person you talk with about everything and nothing. They are the person who your connection with keeps going and going, it has no end. TC mark

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Middle Eastern at heart. Based in Canada. Works with Refugees. Follow Farah on Instagram or read more articles from Farah on Thought Catalog.