Sometimes a soul will choose a particularly challenging lifetime in order to accelerate its spiritual progress, or as an act of love to help others who are also going through a difficult lifetime. A hard life is not a punishment, but rather an opportunity.
Soulmate relationships may last for a day, a year, or for decades. Relationships are measured in lessons learned, not in time.
Past life regressions demonstrate again and again that our loved ones return with us to share our steps and to ease our burdens. Love never ends.