I've always known my best friend and I had something special. We have always been extremely close, but I always knew deep down that it was something more. I never knew our friends could be our soulmates as well. I always thought that title was only given to one's significant other or the person one marries.
It wasn't until my encounter with a psychic that I was informed we could have multiple soulmates in multiple forms. This psychic told me I currently have two soulmates in my life: my mother and my best friend. She also informed me that I would meet my future husband by the end of this year (OMG).
I have had previous experiences with this psychic, and everything she's told me has always come true so far. So, I naturally have a lot of faith and trust in her.
As she spoke about my soulmates, I smiled. I always knew these people were extremely special to me. But now, I know just how special they are. For quite some time, I have had some very strange experiences with my best friend. They all truly demonstrate how deep our connection is.
Since these experiences, I've thought a lot about other friendships. I can't help but wonder how many other people out there are currently best friends with one of their soulmates.
Here are some tell-tale signs that your friendship runs deeper than you think:
1. You know how the other person is feeling without exchanging words.
I'm not talking about the cute and dainty way you can finish your best friend's sentences when he or she is lost for words. I'm talking about the ability to sense how the other is feeling without the other person having to say a word.
There have been many occasions when my best friend has called me in times of despair and asked if I was OK before I had even said a word. She usually responds with, “Something just urged me to call you.”
As strange (and almost psychic) as these experiences have been, they have proven to us both that we are connected on a level that's deeper than we ever thought.
I know what you're thinking. No, you don't have to have weird, psychic experiences for you and your best friend to be soulmates. But if you and your best friend truly are soulmates, you have a good understanding of her feelings in most situations. It's almost as if they are yours.
It doesn't matter whether your friend is happy, sad or excited. You just know.
2. You can talk for hours.
I know that friends – especially girlfriends in particular – can talk for hours and hours. But these conversations can be a little shallow. They're usually about guys, shopping, relationships or work. You know: normal stuff.
However, there is one key difference when it comes to your soulmate. If you and your best friend talk about life, heartbreak, challenges, feelings, thoughts and vague concepts with total and complete ease, you could be soulmates.
I constantly find myself opening up to my best friend more so than I open up to any other person in my life. There's nothing I can't tell her, and I find great comfort in knowing I have her as an outlet for my problems.
3. You understand one another.
As humans, we need more than just people we can vent to when life gets too tricky. We crave understanding.
Your soulmate understands you on a level most don't.
Even if he or she can't relate to the problem or topic at hand, he or she will at least try to. That, in and of itself, is enough to help you feel completely at ease.
4. Your sense of humor is the same.
All I can say is, when my best friend and I laugh, we laugh hard. For some crazy reason, we know what the other is going to say. So, we don't actually say anything. If your best friend is your soulmate, your energy will feed off him or her.
You know what he or she will find funny, and you know exactly how to push his or her buttons in order to amuse yourself. (Yes, annoying someone is amusing AF.)
5. You feel your best friend's pain.
We all get protective about certain people in our lives. It's just what love does to you. If you love someone, you naturally want the best for him or her. Alternatively, whoever f*cks with this person f*cks with you. For some reason, you become angrier about it than if someone were to have done it to you.
But something is different with your soulmate. If this person is in pain, you feel it too. I can't tell you how many times my best friend has cried to me about something major in her life, and I have felt every emotion with her.
If she feels hopeless, I feel hopeless. Something inside me doesn't feel at ease until she's OK. In a strange way, her happiness is my happiness, and vice versa.
I can't tell you if someone is your soulmate or not. Only you can make that call. But if you feel connected to this person on a deeper level, that's a big enough sign in and of itself.