People talk about finding their soul mate all of the time. What exactly is a soul mate? A common definition is that a soul mate is a person who loves, understands, and accepts every aspect of your personality. This leads to the expectation that life with a soul mate is easy. Not so fast! Being in tune with each other does not guarantee success in a relationship. A relationship can break apart if love, respect, and communication are not a steady component. Do not take your relationship for granted. Relationships need to be nurtured, or they will die.