In the beginning of creation, soul mates were created by God so that the divine soul attraction between a man and a woman would cause man to leave his mother and father and cling to his mate.
When a male and a female are attracted, they are true soul mates only when they are united in harmony and unison in body, mind and soul, then they become one flesh with two minds, two souls and two bodies in the pursuit of the same ideal. Later on with the loss of feeling and pure love in their hearts, they found they had lost the ability to attract their true soul mates by the required divine magnetism and found instead impure hearts in the wrong companions; that is when marital difficulties started. To protect their unsuited spouses from mistreatment, they were given the decree of divorcement by Moses. The law of divorcement given by Moses was ignorantly misinterpreted by men as an annulment or desecration of this law.
To correctly understand the meaning of the words soul mates, marriage, divorce and the metaphysical truths concerning the divine purpose of marriage, we must go back to the beginnings. In the beginning there was no law of divorcement; men and women were to live naturally and free from sexual dangers because they were able to choose their true soul mates guided, first, by pure feelings in their hearts; sexual and mental affinity was secondary therefore they had no need to separate. The original divine law of marriage was the marriage of two souls attracted by divine magnetism not by animal magnetism. Those who under the influence of temptation discard their true soul companion and marry another for sexual purposes are breaking the law of soul union and it is committing adultery and must prepare to face the karmic consequences. Likewise, anyone who has been divorced for being unfaithful and decides to engage in the enjoyment of lust as a substitute to finding a true soul mate is in the same manner guilty of adultery.
The Oriental scriptures explain that God infused in men half-soul forms meaning one half is a feminine form and the other half is the masculine form, a balance of positive and negative, reason and feeling. Man is reason, woman is feeling and these two forms eventually must reunite as true soul mates. The perfect spiritual soul union was created so that the woman would uncover mans concealed feelings and the man would uncover the concealed reason in the woman. At the beginning there were true men for every true women and true women for every true men and if they would live rightly, they would automatically be drawn together but then the original man and woman fell from their divine state of awareness sacrificing the spiritual joining of feeling and reason through physical sex and thus they became identified with their physical form. Without knowledge of the basic truths, the idea of soul mates is completely misleading in this world where relativity exists. Half soul (man or woman) can be identified, as either or, only on the plane of creation for the true nature of the Self (transcendent spirit) is forever free from sex identification and duality.