When I was about sixteen my mother told me that she did not believe in "soul-mates". This amazed me for more than a few reasons. Firstly, my mother has never been divorced and is still married happily to my father. They got married when she was only nineteen and have just miraculously celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary. So by all means I thought that my mother had found "the One".
My mother told me that if my father ever left her that she would be fine. Coming from someone who has spent more than half her life with someone, it amazed me. I wasn't sure whether or not my parent's marriage wasn't what I thought it was, or if maybe she had a point.
I think that I share my mother's philosophy. I don't believe in "the One". I think that people have multiple "soul-mates" and they don't even have to be someone that you are romantically involved with. I don't think that makes the people you love any less special either.
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