Are soulmate relationships always exclusive? No, they are not. The connection between soulmates can either make people choose to make their standards higher or lower. Some people will not allow their soulmate relationship to be exclusive, even though they want more than anything for it to be exclusive. Why?
Many people are afraid if they give their soulmate an ultimatum, their soulmate will walk away forever. So, they stay in a soulmate relationship that doesn’t make them happy, causing them anxiety and angst. It also makes the balance in the relationship way off kilter as well. The decision to enter into a relationship with a soulmate who can not or will not be exclusive is often a mistake. Yes, you get to be in a relationship with your soulmate, but is it a healthy one or a dysfunctional one?
Are you moving forward towards being exclusive or are you stuck in a rut where they can’t make up their mind or are still playing the field? Soulmates are supposed to bring out the best in one another, but the free will of each member of the couple can actually bring out the worst in each other.
There are reasons why soulmates are not always exclusive relationships. Sometimes the soulmates cross each other’s paths when they are involved with other people. They are not ready to end their relationships, but feel powerless to ignore the connection they have with their soulmate.
Sometimes one soulmate get spooked because they are not ready for the seriousness and deep emotions and vulnerability that comes with a soulmate. They are afraid to deal with the strength of their emotions because they feel out of control and that is very uncomfortable to them. So they run to someone else they feel “safe with”.
It could also be that they know, deep down, that this is “the one” for them but don’t feel ready to settle down just yet. So although they don’t want to see anyone else, they won’t call their relationship exclusive because they don’t feel ready to face the reality of the situation.
There are some soulmates who abuse the connection to get away with bad behavior. They test their soulmate to see if they will stick around without them having to be exclusive. If their soulmate goes for it and puts up with it, then they are off the hook. Then it is their soulmates problem to deal with, not theirs.
Soulmate relationships have a lot of the same problematic situations that non soulmate relationships have. The difference is that soulmates can have a much more profound, meaningful relationship if they would only give it a real chance, and that has to include exclusivity.