Dating can be frustrating, and it's hard not to wonder if any of your relationships will get better or if you'll really feel that spark with someone special. Luckily, once you've found someone who's right for you, there are a number of ways to tell if someone is your soulmate. Your life still may not be some fantastic fairy tale, but you'll notice some distinct differences in how you feel when you're with your soulmate and how the relationship operates.
"A relationship with your soulmate feels dramatically different from other relationships because there is a natural, almost instinctual, alignment with one another," psychotherapist Avery Neal, M.A., LPC. tells Bustle. "You may not even believe a person so consistent with you even exists! Whereas other relationships may feel like a struggle, almost as if you are swimming upstream, with your soulmate things tend to flow effortlessly between the two of you. It is not that there is never conflict or disconnection, but even during these times there is never a doubt of love between the two of you and both of you work to restore closeness again."
It's a good feeling once you've found someone who's right for you, and it will show in you how youinteract with the other person. Here are 11 ways your relationship is different when it's with your soulmate.