Many people mistake intense, passionate relationships for soulmate connections. While passion is a part of the equation, it's not everything.
An intense relationship can still be a total train wreck, with warning signs that it's not meant to be and that your partner is not your soulmate.
If the intensity of your relationship is mostly due to arguing, cheating, or abuse, you may be experiencing traumatic bonding, which is not healthy.
If friends have sat you down and advised you to break up, it's worth considering their concerns, as they may see something you don't.
If you have nothing in common with your partner, no common goals or values, then you're not soulmates. A deeper connection is needed.
If the passion is one-sided, with only you showing intensity, then it's likely just an obsession and not a soulmate connection.
If the qualities you love about your partner are mostly superficial, such as their car or looks, then it's not a soulmate connection. 2.
If you can't agree on basic long-term relationship goals, such as having children, then it's not a soulmate connection.
If your partner has done something heinous, like hitting you or publicly humiliating you, then they are an abuser, not your soulmate.
It's not a soulmate relationship if your spouse attempts to alter you without your will. A soulmate inspires you to improve while accepting you.