When you love someone. truly love them friend or lover, you lay your heart open to them. You give them a part of yourself.that you they can hurt. with a map of where to cut you deepest and most painfully on your heart and soul.
Soulmate - that person you feel a connection so strong in a way you have never experienced before. With time you experience a love so deep, strong, and complex, that you begin to doubt that you have ever truly loved anyone prior.