Relationship Advice

Soul mates: Closer than you think

**By Leanne Hudson Do you believe in soul mates? Yes or no, you've probably experienced a time when you 'connected' with someone in a special way. But if you haven't found your soul mate yet, you could be looking in the wrong place...** Ask someone to define what a soul mate is and they'll typically say something like: "It's the one person in the world I am destined to be with. When I meet my soul mate I'll know straight away that this is the person I am meant to spend my life with." I've met my soul mate. I met this person almost 10 years ago and they've been a huge part of my life ever since. This person truly knows me inside and out. We spend a lot of time together and I can't imagine a future without my soul mate in it. But that doesn't mean this person is the one I will marry — because my soul mate is my best friend. And that's not so unusual, says metaphysicist Stacey Demarco. "People make the mistake of thinking a soul mate can only be a sexual partner," says Stacey, author of The Coffee Oracle and one of the judges from Channel 7's The One. "Anyone can be a soul mate — friends, relatives, lovers. Age, nationality, sex, physicality... none of these attributes are particularly relevant. What is important is the reaction you have to a soul mate. Have you ever met someone who you just liked straight away, for no good reason? Or someone you wanted to tell all about yourself? This is your soul at work."

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