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Melissa Portan MSW, MEd

Writer & Sexologist

Melissa is a 5th generation spiritual guide and healer who specializes in helping others find their own spiritual path. She is also a sex and relationship therapist practicing in NYC.


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What does it feel like when you’re with your soul-mate?


“Sprout” by Hana Jang

It’s a funny thing, finding a soul-mate. There are many soul-mates, different kinds/types of soul-mates, and we all have soul-mates. But there is always that one special soul-mate, that one person that you can spend the rest of your life with. The romantic soul-mate is the one relationship that can last a lifetime. Out of all the connections you can make with other soul-mates, with lovers, friends, and family, the romantic soul-mate is the one you feel closest to.

Considering that love is this intangible thing and that the idea of a soul-mate implies the belief of a soul; thereby, reincarnation, the romantic soul-mate comes across as a very familiar person. A feeling of having already met this person is overwhelming. There is excitement in your belly and you laugh easily at his or her jokes. Often, you say the same things at the same time, or one says what the other was thinking. These types of soul-mates have this affinity to each other because they have already met before. The reason there is such familiarity and such passion in a soul-mate relationship is because there is that familiar spark, that familiar energy, and a love that has been ar