Marriage on earth can be complicated. Many of us wonder, will things change in the afterlife?

We ask God for guidance, and wonder, do you marry your soulmate? Others wonder, what if your soulmate is not your spouse? What happens if your soulmate dies before you – will soulmates reunite?

And many more wonder, what if you never meet your soulmate? Some of us ask, will we ever find our twin flame? And, is it even possible – does God have a soulmate for everyone?

But you can count on this:

Each of us has a true soulmate relationship, a partner we truly belong with, no matter what our status on earth may be.

And here’s why…

Love After Death

Love is eternal, and doesn’t have to stop when the heart stops. We never really lose our soulmates to death.

If you were lucky enough to have met your soulmate on earth, that connection remains after death. Marriage love is especially precious to God, and so love transcends the death of a partner, and in fact can still grow!

We can continue working on a relationship that began on Earth, even if soulmates are separated.

[Married couples] are not even separated by the death of one, since the spirit of the deceased husband or wife continues to live with the husband or wife who is not yet deceased. And this continues until the other one’s death, when they meet again and reunite themselves and love each other more tenderly than before because they are in the spiritual world.

Emanuel Swedenborg, Marriage Love 321

How To Reunite With Your Soulmate

Finding love can be complicated, but the afterlife will make it all clear. Meeting your true soulmate may or may not have happened on earth, and perhaps you had more than one partner who you loved.

Married partners will find each other after death, and reunite in the spiritual world, where they spend some time together and see if the relationship feels like a true marriage.

It often happens that married partners meet [after death] and welcome each other joyfully. They stay together as well, but for a longer or shorter time depending on how happily they had lived together in the world. Ultimately, unless they had been united by real marriage love (which is a union of minds from heavenly love), they separate after having been together for a while.

Emanuel Swedenborg, Heaven and Hell 494

Nothing will happen that doesn’t feel deeply right to everyone involved, because God knows our deepest wants. You won’t get lost looking for a sign of a soulmate – your heart will lead the way, and you will find who you are supposed to meet.

What If I Never Meet My Soulmate On Earth?

Actually, marriage love can grow even if you never marry. No matter who or how many people you have been married to, you can work on marrying goodness and truth in yourself.

Personal growth is a vital part of marriage. When we commit to loving goals, and act from love, then God is actually building heaven and heavenly marriage within us.

When we make positive effort towards creating healthy relationships with ourselves and with others, we truly are working with the Lord to help us find our soulmate, a true heart and soul connection. It is the effort we make within that ultimately will be how we meet our true love, and how we will be with our soulmate in heaven.

God Is Finding Your Soulmate

God works all the time to bring people marriage love, if it’s what they want. If you lead a life of thoughtfulness toward others, God will lead you to your soulmate.

For anyone who longs for true marriage love the Lord provides compatibility. If it does not happen on earth, then he provides for it in the heavens.

Emanuel Swedenborg, Marriage Love 229

While it may be easier for us to recognize and find our soulmate when we become angels in heaven, where everything is authentic and genuine, the work we do on ourselves while on earth creates the conditions that lead to blissful spiritual marriage.

Real love is a marathon, not a sprint. Nurture it, and it will grow; both now and in in the spiritual world, through steadfast commitment to love and spirituality.


Love survives the death of a partner, who is still with us even after they pass. Soulmates will reunite in heaven, and we will find our true partners, whether we found them on earth, or not.

Everyone’s journey to genuine and eternal marriage love will be unique, and God is watching over it all. You can trust that God wants the highest joy for you and for everyone!

To learn about Emanuel Swedenborg, whose nearly thirty years of open communication with the spiritual world informs this content, see this short video or read about his life and work here.

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