One relationship is far rarer than the other…

People are often confused when they hear the terms “twin flame” and “soulmate”, and may confuse them for being the same thing.

However, there are big differences in the twin flames vs. soulmate definitions and the relationships you have with each.

Twin flames vs. soulmate

Twin flames are often defined as two souls created from one single soul, split in half, whereas soulmates are defined as two different souls who were made for each other.

Twin flames are actually very rare, although most people have a soulmate.

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People often romanticise twin flames but at times it can be much harder to have a twin flame instead of a soulmate.

If both twin flames are not together on earth it can be extra hard for them. They will literally feel like part of them is missing and often don’t understand why.

It’s very common for people that aren’t with their twin flame to end up with drug problems and just have a hard time overall living without their other half.

There are ways to thrive as an only twin flame on Earth, but so many don’t realise it and get stuck in the feeling of missing something.

Twin flames are so similar to each other because they were created from the same soul

They usually have very similar interests and rarely leave each other’s side. They do practically everything together.

People often romanticise twin flames but at times it can be much harder to have a twin flame instead of a soulmate

Alternatively, soulmates can be very different to each other but they are just right for each other, more like an opposites-attract situation.

Some lifetimes, you may come to Earth with your soulmate or twin flame, but not actually be with them romantically…

They could be your child or parent or friend. This is just a way for you to learn more from a different perspective.

You do not always come to Earth with your soulmate or twin flame for many different reasons. One may need to catch up with the other and learn more so they come to Earth alone to learn.

They may come at the same time, but one lives a shorter life than the other. They also may have come to Earth with the intent of finding each other, but their choices on earth may prevent that. There are so many different reasons this can happen.

There is always love

But don’t worry if your soulmate is not on Earth with you this time! There are always kindred spirits out there for you to have a great and fulfilling love with. There is always love out there.

On the other side, you’re only ever with your soulmate or twin flame romantically, but on Earth, you need to experience other souls for you to really learn and grow.

My advice is to not worry so much about if someone is your soulmate or twin flame or not. Stay in the moment and judge the relationship by how it’s working for you. Don’t stay in anything that isn’t working out of obligation.

Enjoy the journey and know that you will always be with your soulmate or twin flame on the other side.

Kristine Carlson is a psychic medium, an advanced soul realignment practitioner, and an author. If you would like some answers about your love life or anything else, you can get a convenient, personal email reading or clearing from Kristine on her website.

This article was originally published at Psychic Medium Readings by Kristine. Reprinted with permission from YourTango.