How do I tell the difference between the experience of love and lust? Is there such a thing as "soul mates"? I've discerned that my girlfriend and I are not called to marriage. How do I have a healthy breakup?
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Q1: People in Christian circles talk a lot about chastity but I feel like it all stays at the surface. I still don’t understand the real difference between love and lust at the experiential level! How can I know which I’m feeling?
Q2: Do you believe in the idea of “soul mates” or finding “the one”? What does the Church say? How does that work with free will?
Q3: I am realizing that I may need to breakup with my girlfriend as I’m discerning that we are not called to marry each other. We both truly love each other but I’m realizing we are going separate ways. Do you have any advice?
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