'Richard from Texas' in 'Eat Pray Love' makes a different explanation to the SOULMATES concept..
''People think a soulmate is your perfect fit,and that's what everyone wants.But a true soulmate is a mirror,the person who shows you everything that's holding you back,the person who brings you to your own attention so you can change your life. A true soulmate is probably the most important person you''ll ever meet,because they tear down your walls and smack you awake. But to live with a soulmate forever? Nah,too painful.. Soulmates,they come into your life just to reveal another layer of yourself to you,and then they leave. And thank God for it..''What about that?