Have you ever met someone for the first time and felt an instant connection? Or perhaps encountered someone who seems to rub you the wrong way, even though you’ve never done anything to them?
According to the concept of karmic relationships, these intense connections can be traced back to past lives, where we may have shared experiences or unresolved issues with specific individuals.
Whether you believe in reincarnation or not, exploring the idea of karmic relationships can offer a fascinating insight into how our past may be affecting our current experiences, no matter what your age, and maybe help you understand why sometimes you’re not able to establish healthy and durable bonds, even now that you are a mature woman.
What are karmic relationships?
Karmic relationships often seem too exciting and intense to be true and may include not only romantic partners, but also family members, friends, or even strangers. What’s more, even though they may seem positive at first, most of the time they turn out to be negative, depending on the unresolved issues that need to be addressed.
Typically, they involve repeating patterns, unresolved conflicts, and lessons that need to be learned. And if you don’t, you’ll potentially keep getting pulled back or be faced with a mirror of this relationship further down the line.
Signs of a karmic relationship
Karmic relationships can be very challenging and they can make you feel insecure and vulnerable.
Signs of a karmic relationship usually are: “intense love, intense fights, and intense chemistry“, explains certified dating and relationship expert, Dr Callisto Adams. “You’re drawn to them immediately, and you seem to feel desperate if you imagine a life without them. You could be on your way to a karmic relationship if everything you experience with that person is intense, there’s no middle ground.”
Don’t settle just because you think is difficult to find a partner in your 50s. When fear of being alone drives a romantic decision, it can often lead one to exercise poor judgment and choose a bad relationship that does not last.
Remaining single in midlife and saving your emotional and mental health is a much better option.
Letting go of karmic relationships
Karmic relationships may even turn toxic. In these cases, it may be necessary to let them go as they usually thrive on energy, so the more energy you give, the more powerful they become and the longer they stay.
“The goal is to learn and grow from the experience“, says Chris Pleines, an expert at DatingScout . “If you are in this situation, you should set boundaries. Limit how much time you spend with the other person, how much you share with them, and how much you let them affect your emotions. Focus on yourself. Spend time with loved ones, do things that make you happy, and work on your own personal growth.”, she explains.
If you need it, meditation and past-life regression therapy can be helpful in exploring the concept of past experiences and karmic relationships. You can also seek guidance from spiritual teachers and healers.
Karmic relationships are not meant to last, and never work out, no matter how much effort you put in.
To escape from this vicious circle, you need to focus on your long-term happiness and, if that means leaving this person, that is a sacrifice you need to make.
Remember, you have to use your energy to love yourself, nourish your own soul, and build your own life. Only by practising self-reflection, self-love, and forgiveness, you can heal your past and create a brighter future.