Viral Article: I Didn't Marry My Soul Mate

by | Dec. 12, 2013

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The night I met him, we stayed up all night just talking. We laughed so hard I was afraid I would wet my pants in front of him. He was 23 and I was 21. It was beyond natural being with this person who was in so many ways just like me, but different enough that I loved learning from him. It was instant that connection.

The next time we were together I knew it wouldn’t be the last. Never did something seem so obvious to me than this: he was my soul mate.

When I left to serve an 18-month mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, I knew he’d be there when I returned. How could he not be? I had had too many experiences where it didn’t just feel right, it was obvious we were meant to be.

Plus, I was doing something for God. Of course, he would be there when I got home.

He wasn’t.

Two months before I returned, he got married and my heart broke. Who would I marry? Was it possible to feel that strongly about someone again?

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