Dear sweet, sweet Richard from Texas,
In the book Eat Pray Love by Elizabeth Gilbert, you lovingly watch over and give some wonderful advice to your friend while at an Ashram in India. I couldn't love you more for all the great words of knowledge you've imparted- especially that on soul mates.
While Liz is in this beautiful place, learning to quiet her mind and be at peace with the war in her mind, she continually comes back to her ex-boyfriend and feels like she's losing the battle. She hurts from a deep longing, a not-so-recent breakup still weighing her down, she misses him.
I want to quote the book but cannot thanks to copyright infringement laws. So I will just tell you to read to book.
Eat Pray Love.
Life is simple.