Content Notice: This story contains references to domestic abuse and stalking.
I was looking for a soulmate
Throughout college, I could not appreciate or empathize with people who were different from me. Anyone who didn’t exist on the same terms as I did was far beneath me, I thought. I didn’t know that this attitude of mine would soon carry me straight into a web of manipulation, death threats, and utter destruction of my personhood.
I satiated my desire for mutual comprehension and connection when I encountered the one who I was convinced would be my lover, my friend, my one and only soulmate—my twin flame. I finally felt wholly in tune with somebody. I was ready to leave the entire world behind to find everlasting comfort in one body and one mind, and that is exactly what I did.