3. YOU TRULY FEEL HEARD AND UNDERSTOOD WHEN IN THE PRESENCE OF A SOUL FRIEND.
Rather than talking over you, misunderstanding what you’re saying, or always hogging the attention in a conversation, soul friends open themselves up to listening – truly listening, with the intent to understand your thoughts, feelings, dreams, or dilemmas.
There will always be a balance of speaking and listening while communicating with soul friends, in other words, you will both talk and listen equally.
4. YOU CAN COMPLETELY TRUST THEM.
When you confide in a soul friend about something delicate or highly personal in nature, they honor your privacy and deeply respect the confidence you have placed in them.
They do not use your revelations as secret social fodder behind your back, nor do they betray your trust by letting your confidential conversations leak out. You can trust them with your life.
5. THEY RESPECT YOUR BOUNDARIES.
Rather than being pushy, needy, or demanding, soul friends respect your need for space and don’t take your personal boundaries personally.
6. THEY VALUE FORGIVENESS AND DON’T HOLD ON TO RESENTMENTS.
A soul friend is aware that no one is perfect (including themselves) and therefore they prefer not to hold onto bitterness and resentments.
If they are angry or hurt, they prefer to talk about it directly and openly rather than hiding it away. While they will forgive you of your shortcomings, they know where to draw the line when repeatedly betrayed.
7. THEY SEE THE BEST IN YOU.
One of the most precious gifts that a soul friend gives in a friendship is unfailing kindness and good will. While you might feel ugly, your friend will remind you of your beauty.
While you might feel talentless, your friend will remind you of your many skills. In this way, they pick you up when you feel low, reminding you of your inner beauty, power, and capability.
8. YOUR SOUL FRIEND IS WITH YOU THROUGH THICK AND THIN.
A true soul friend is with you through your darkest nights and brightest days.
As loyal, compassionate companions they are by your side when you are at your absolute worst, offering a helping hand and shoulder to lean on for support – and also when you’re at your most happy and successful, cheering you on in the sidelines.
Regardless of what point you’re at in life, soul friends are the most loyal companions, confidants, and comforters.
Who is a soul friend to you?
How can you be a better soul friend?
And how can you go about inviting such meaningful connections into you life?
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Written by Aletheia Luna
Originally appeared on Lonerwolf
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