In some respects I agree with you.
The cliche of *Soul Mate* is so glorified and glamorized it’s truly been blown all out of proportion.
You see the couple running through a daisy carpeted sunny field, their arms outstretched, they embrace and kiss ---> Happily ever after’s been
achieved one more time.
What you don’t see when the house lights go up and the movies over?
The familiarity that breeds contempt.
The annoying little habits even soul mates suffer through.
The complacency that settles in - even to the best matched people out there.
So Mr. & Mrs. Homemaker are subjected to all this romantic spun candy - and feel like somethings missing in their life.
Their days *a-courtin* are over, real life’s set in, the baby needs changing and the caps off the toothpaste, yet again.
What they don’t realize is they have a *Soul Mate* of the best kind right there beside them.
It’s two people working day in and day out to stay together, make it work, and don't tongue-tangle in the morning before oral hygiene's been
The Real Soul Mates are the one’s that stick to it - in reality - day in day out.
Make love out of every instance in their life they can without waiting for the little Soul Mate Fairy to come and bop them both on the head wherein
they’re instantly filled with blissfulness and *oneness* of the soul...
Because of this misrepresentation of the *soul couple* - in everything from movies, to bathroom cleaner commercials that young couple you see walking
down the street holding hands and making goo-goo eyes at each other looks better than life, something you want, something you’ve come to believe is
what you deserve.
And sadly a good bunch of people *opt out* of what they’ve allowed to become tedious and mundane in search of this ideal - that‘s about as
tangible as the ghost of Saint Valentine.
If a long lasting - faithful - work it out no matter what relationship was glorified more in the media over time you’d see a big change in the
*Family Unit* for sure.
Which is exactly why you don’t see it.
The *powers that be* in the USA (at least) don't want long lasting families that stay together and are a *strong unit* within themselves.
But that’s for another post.
Did I ramble? I didn't ramble did I?