A true soul mate is probably the most important person you'll ever meet....
Soul mate - "A person with whom you have an immediate connection the moment you meet -- a connection so strong that you are drawn to them in a way you have never experienced before." - Urban Dictionary
Many people have stated that there is no such thing as a soul mate, that it is just a fantasy that there is someone perfect for you.
Conversely, the accepted version of soul mate - someone you have a natural affinity with.
You are attracted to someone, obsessed probably, at least at the beginning. They are a perfect fit, everything you ever dreamed of. You finish each other's sentences etc. etc. etc. You may or may not be onto something.... time will tell.
"A real soul mate is a mirror, the person who shows you everything that is holding you back, the person who brings you to your own attention so you can change your life."
So it is deeper than obsession, you are together for a reason. We are all here to figure out who we are, and the soul mate is the perfect person to open you up to yourself. You will be thrust in different directions, exposed to different emotions, everything is more significant and every desire anticipated by this one perfect person. You wander around in a euphoric state throughout your day. Any separation from this person is traumatic and because your reactions are so profoundly heightened, it may induce anxiety, grief, despair and/or frequent stormy periods.
It can be a tumultuous ride, with deep feelings and overwhelming gratitude.
"They tear down your walls and smack you awake."