How can soul mates exist with the current divorce rate?

How can soul mates exist with the current divorce rate?

Doesn’t really make sense, now, does it? Are humans polygamists by nature? We sure aren’t monogamists. The whole “be my penguin” thing doesn’t really turn out half the time, so the whole soul mate theory has to be thrown out the window, no?

  1. ogkmqueenApr 23, 2010

    I think that there are a bunch of people out there for any one person.. Some would be more compatible with you then others, but there’s certainly not just ONE soul mate for each of us.. that’s what makes relationships so fun though 🙂

  2. DanielApr 23, 2010

    I disagree. I am married and could not see myself with anyone, but my wife. She is my soul mate.

  3. Cracker JackApr 23, 2010

    There’s no such thing as a soul mate, anyway.

  4. grobApr 23, 2010

    Maybe. Maybe not.

    Marriage is hard and it typically involves more than just one and one’s soulmate: kids, brothers, sisters, ex-lovers, therapists, people who need therapy but refuse to see therapists, in-laws, neighbors, church members, doctors,….all kinds of people

  5. Serene EApr 23, 2010

    Yes, no soul mats. But, if you consider how sex is everywhere and free and our society is all about being selfish, how can relationships survive in america?

  6. ann sApr 23, 2010

    soul mates do not have to be the person you are married to
    it is a person you are deeply connected to
    to some it is a fairy tale regarding soul mates
    to some they get to live it

    the theory stands, your points have nothing to do with the existence of soul mates

  7. brokenmasochistApr 23, 2010

    I believe that each of us has a soulmate, but with so many people on this earth, someone of us may never find them! They could be half away across the world. Its just chance that the some of us do find them. I believe that there are people who find someone they are compatible with, and may spend their whole life together, but its still not their soul mate.

    I know, with all my heart, that ive found my soul mate. I fell in love with him the first time i saw him, and we were only 13! We went 5 years without seeing each other, but he still crossed my mind everyday! then when we saw each other again, it was just meant to be and couldnt let each other go! We;ve been together since and I have never been as happy as I am now.

  8. TiggerApr 23, 2010

    My Sis and Brother in Law have been Married for 37 years and are still as in love with one another as they were the day they married.

    Both of their Sons are Married and starting a family of their own.

  9. Look what I can do...Apr 23, 2010

    You don’t sound like a soul mate.
    A soulmate gives without wanting anything in return.
    A soulmate doesn’t think about what others think.
    A soulmate is unselfish.

  10. ThreeSevenApr 23, 2010

    I agree there are many people out there that we can be married to and make it work. We could love them enough to make life pleasant. BUT I DO think we are also given our ONE true soul mate.

    I had a boyfriend prior to my husband. I loved him, and I think we would have gotten married and lived a perfectly normal life. The marriage wouldn’t have been too exciting, or too unhappy but it would have been just enough. Right before he proposed I met my husband. We started out friends, went to best friends, and then I left my boyfriend of 4 years because I knew there was something more out there.

    My husband and I have been together 15 years, married 12, and I can tell you this marriage is full of passion. We are not perfect we argue, but this love is so full of passion that I never had with anyone else.
    I do think we have our soul mate out there, but we do have people with whom we are compatible. That could be why divorce is so high, people marry the ones who they are compatible, and love but not the ONE with which the true passion lies.

    Until you experience that type of love, you will never understand

  11. CelesteApr 23, 2010

    don’t let the media mislead you. do you ever hear good news? think about it. you’re not ever going to see a show featured, a news broadcast of all the good going on in the world. i have my soul mate. tv today portrays humans as animalistic having sex like cats and dogs, no morals, no shame, no class in whatever they are dealing w/ in life etc… that itself influences dumb people to follow but trust me, that IS NOT everybody’s way of living and never will be. don’t focus on the divorce rates, focus on the successful families and couples. try to meet some. this world can be very depressing when you can’t find inspiration.

  12. mrs_gApr 23, 2010

    I had to be married to my ex and have kids before I could find my soul mate (he’s sterile). We also had to wait til the internet was invented to meet each other.

    But now we both know it’s right.

  13. lastworkerbeeApr 23, 2010

    Some people don’t get it right the first time, but it is so important that they keep on trying. It often isn’t anyone’s fault.

    That doesn’t make it a wrong goal, just a difficult and worthwhile one.

    The good things in life aren’t all easy.

  14. bibus75Apr 23, 2010

    Not everybody marries their soul mate, since divorces are so numerous. According to one theory of soul mates, presented by Aristophanes in Plato’s Symposium, is that humans originally consisted of four arms, four legs, and a single head made of two faces, but Zeus feared their power and split them all in half, condemning them to spend their lives searching for the other half to complete them. So you search for second half of you. This theory is more then 2000 year old.

  15. ShαnnδnApr 23, 2010

    Soul-mate is fairy-tale fantasy.
    Congratulations on applying logic.
    Marriage is a commitment not ‘until I bump into my real soul-mate’.

    And no, people in general are nothing close to monogamists.
    “Serial” monogamy isn’t really one mate for life is it?

    People are also pluralistic; there is no one life-template that works for everyone.

    Crush != Soul-Mate
    Falling in love != Soul-Mate
    Committed, caring, spouse != Soul-Mate

    Fate may cross your paths and you may fall for each other; call that a soul-mate if you will but you have to accept there’s is likely many more than one then.

  16. CoeyGApr 23, 2010

    If they are true soul mates they can survive anything. If they divorce then they never were soul mates.

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