There are 4 basic types of romantic relationships that we might encounter.\r\nI write this list based on my own experience and what I\u2019ve seen while working with my coaching clients. As well as, what I\u2019ve understood while connecting with my soul and discussing the topics of soul agreements and types of romantic love.\r\n\r\nDuring our life, we don\u2019t have to encounter all 4 types of romantic relationships if it isn\u2019t necessary for our spiritual growth. Sometimes we may get stuck with them longer than it\u2019s needed (usually with the passengers) or grieve a little too long for a sudden breakup with those who make our heart beat fast (a bridger).\r\n\r\nEither way, every single person we meet, is our teacher. Regardless whether we\u2019re in a relationship with them or not.\r\n\r\nI like to think of relationships as divine assignments that are here to teach us valuable lessons.\r\n\r\nEvery person serves us as a mirror of our soul so we can see who we are. The more we turn our sight away from our reflection, the shiner the mirror sparkles to get our attention.\r\n\r\nI genuinely believe that the quality of any relationship depends on us. We can make a relationship work and last if we choose to and, of course, if the willingness is mutual.\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nRelated Video\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n4 Types of Romantic Relationships\r\n1. Bridgers\r\nA bridger is one \u201cwho lives near the bridge.\u201d\r\n\r\nThis kind of person is supposed to prepare us for crossing the river ahead, so we step into a new phase of our lives. These types of relationships are rather short and intensive.\r\n\r\nFrom a soul\u2019s perspective, such a person is meant to help us get from our current place to a new better place.\r\n\r\nThus, they need to catch our attention enough so that we\u2019re willing to make that step. The best way to grab our attention is to fall madly in love.\r\n\r\nOnce we put our feet on a bridge and make a few first couple of steps, they start to disappear from our lives. Often, they leave as quickly as they showed up.\r\n\r\nWe feel confused and don\u2019t understand why they\u2019re gone \u2013 the reason is simple \u2013 they\u2019ve fulfilled their short yet profound mission, and now they\u2019re free to go.\r\n\r\nUsually, after the bridger leaves our life, everything feels like a mess. Maybe we moved to a different country, changed a job, or decided to pursue new hobbies.\r\n\r\nOne thing is certain; they always bring a change.\r\n\r\nMany of my clients met their spouses after a breakup with the bridger. Why? Because before meeting the bridger they weren\u2019t in the right place to meet their now-partners. Something needed to change \u2013 mentally, spiritually, emotionally, or physically.\r\n\r\n \r\n2. Passengers\r\nA passenger is one of the most common types of romantic relationships. They can stay very long (even whole life) or just a couple of years. I call them passengers as they accompany us for longer periods of life.\r\n\r\nA passenger is an outstanding teacher as they mirror us back what we need to heal more painfully than others.\r\n\r\nMany of these relationships are marked with the fear-based love which means that we argue a lot as if we were from two different realities. They trigger our most painful spots almost like it\u2019d bring them pleasure. And of course, as passengers in someone else\u2019s life, we do just the same.\r\n\r\nThese kinds of relationships are far from relaxed. On the contrary, they are related to control, codependency, jealousy, envy, comparison, and all of their other good companions.\r\n\r\nThe importance of these relationships is essential as they help us to face our old hidden wounds and emotional traumas that we, now, have the opportunity to face and heal. With passengers, we play out our old dysfunctional family patterns so we can finally release them.\r\n\r\nThe longevity of this kind of relationship solely depends on our willingness to heal the issues which passengers bring up in us.\r\n\r\nAnd then we\u2019re ready to move on and meet someone with whom we don\u2019t need to experience the same dramas again.\r\n\r\nOf course, this is easier for some people more than for others but there is no judgment as every single soul always teaches us \u2013 either through pain or joy.\r\n\r\n \r\n3. Soul brothers (also known as soulmates)\r\nSoulmates are people with who we connect at a much deeper level than with anyone else. They truly do touch our soul and the innermost parts of us.\r\n\r\nWith them, everything feels natural and relaxed. You feel tuned to the same frequency and understand each other without lengthy explanations. You rarely argue, and if you do, then you make up quickly.\r\n\r\nThey\u2019re like your best friends, and best lovers combined all in one. Of course, they don\u2019t need to be only your romantic partners. They can be your friends or family members, too.\r\n\r\nWhen you meet them, you instantly feel the right-click, and the bond between you doesn\u2019t deteriorate.\r\n\r\nSoulmates are also your great teachers, but they often teach you through joy and by their own example. There is no need for painful lessons with them anymore.\r\n\r\n \r\n4. Heart openers\r\nThis is the least common type of relationships. Not everyone needs to experience meeting their heart openers. You can open your heart chakra and change your life by yourself when you\u2019re \u201cteachable\u201d by the universe.\r\n\r\nIf you aren\u2019t, just like I wasn\u2019t, then the universe sends you this \u201cbomb\u201d. A heart opener creates the biggest shock and transformation in your life because they crack your heart wide open within seconds of looking into their eyes.\r\n\r\nYou feel like you\u2019re almost one \u2013 you share a similar life story, thoughts, emotions, dreams, plans, and just everything.\r\n\r\nBy meeting them, your heart chakra opens so much that you can feel unconditional love which is very very overwhelming.\r\n\r\nYes, I really mean unconditional love. It\u2019s not something reserved just for our creator, we too can feel it. Unlike our creator, I believe that most of us can\u2019t feel it all the time because its intensity might strike you really hard.\r\n\r\nBut for the fleeting moments (days or weeks) you can. It\u2019s all about the capacity to anchor your spirit and higher frequencies in your life (and that can be trained).\r\n\r\nIt\u2019s as if the unconditional love is locked and well-hidden in inmost place within your being \u2013 and the heart openers can get there effortlessly and instantly.\r\n\r\nI met my heart opener in 2011, and it caused such big turmoil in my life that it led me to what I do today (before, I thought that I would become a business consultant, now I consult people\u2019s souls).\r\n\r\nIf you meet your heart opener, then stay open to what you feel in your heart and try not to rationalize it too much. Learn to go with the flow because all the rules bend at this sacred space.\r\n\r\nSylvia\r\n\r\nBecome a Contributor at The Minds Journal\r\nWe Want To Hear Your Story. Share your work,thoughts and writings and we will make sure, it reaches the world! Submit Now\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nWritten by Sylvia Salow\r\nOriginally appeared on Sylvia Salow.com\r\nYou may also like\r\n\r\n \t8 Signs That Your Soulmate Will Show Up In Your Life Really Soon\r\n \tSoulmate Signs and Signals: 7 Identifying Signs Of A True Soulmate\r\n \t5 Types of Soulmates You\u2019ll Meet and Love At Least Once In Your Life.