this is a common theme in life, of course -- and certainly a common element of soul mate "attraction"
typically, this situation will give you plenty of opportunities to show compassion but is a potential open field filled with hidden explosives
and sometimes people who may "seem perfect" . . . if only XYZ hadn't "just happened"
show up BECAUSE XYZ did just happen
you have a choice here -- you can can curse the heavens that magic has been taken from you or be thankful that you've shared some "heart space"
and accept this sharing is there to help them later on . . . with someone else
and help YOU, too . . . because you needed what they gave you just as they needed whatever was given to them, for however long this may have been
the hard part for a lot of people is wanting them to benefit from the experience; hurt feelings can lead to negative feelings pretty quickly !!
but this is the absolute worst way in which to respond; take the high road, stay in your power and own that there is something magical in you that attracted the "lesson" in the first place
in English, don't make this about "ego"
stay in a space of emotional "balance" (as much as you can, as quickly as possible)
in situations like this, 99 times out of a 100, the trains will go down separate tracks but that spark you've sparked ideally will serve some purpose for them at a later time
you each weren't able to fully step into "common space" and whatever pieces of your personalities that were "triggered"
are showing up as indicators to you (and them) of things that may need working on
quite often, this experience is a door opener to a second better experience soon after
love them and wish them well
and move on . . . to the one who most typically follows right behind
soul mates are rewards . . . or they're lessons
and there is no way of knowing -- NO WAY . . . until some time has passed
but even if it turns out to be lesson rather than the prize you'd hoped for
it still, eventually, will be seen
as a #reward