posted on Feb, 5 2013 @ 08:48 PM
reply to post by mysticus22
I agree, my mom is one of mine, even though we can hardly get along sometimes. But I just know I was always meant to be her daughter. As much as I
love my dad and possibly even prefer his company and conversation, I can imagine having a different dad and still turning out pretty much as I am.
But it is unthinkable to me I could have anyone else as my mom and turn out even remotely like I have.
My husband's older sister has always just "gotten" who I am. For my birthdays and Christmas, she always gets me the clothes that make me feel like
a million dollars and the jewelry that really speaks to my tastes. But she doesn't even put any effort into it. She just has the knack of getting
everything for me that screams out my identity. We also like a lot of the same music, books, movies, and decor. Getting a sister like this was a
huge bonus when I married my husband.
My husband is aggravating and annoying and almost always at odds with me. If I say the sky is blue, he just has to say it is red just to be contrary
to me. Of course he is my soul mate. Otherwise who would put up with this crap if it weren't meant to be.
In all seriousness though, it's
our differences and our constant conflict that energize us as a couple and make us tick. I think if I'd tried to go for a guy who was more my match
in personality, the relationship would have fizzled into a kind of sibling type of one. My husband and I have enough in common to keep us compatible
but not too familiar. My dad would be an example of a male who is more of my match in personality and some tastes. Maybe that is why I kind of went
looking for more of a opposing energy for my spouse.
My daughter is definitely my little soul mate. Of all my relationships my communication with her is the most honest, direct, and unfettered I've
These are my soul mates. I don't think of the term in just the romantic sense obviously. I think of it as a person who touches a key piece of your
identity that no one else can reach and helps you get in touch with it, too.
My dad is so much like me, he's more of a redundant presence, I think. We are kind of like cosmic twins but he doesn't reach anything in me that I
can't bring out myself. But hey, that doesn't mean I value him any less! I'm very close to my mother-in-law for similar reasons but again, there
isn't this sense she touches any part of my deeper identity.