Yet, in essence, soul mates never do part. They may not spend every lifetime together but they are destined to be together on the soul level forever. The pain we feel when our soul mates are no longer with us in the physical plane is very real. Yet the soul itself does not know pain. Pain is strictly a body-mind sensation. The soul is beyond these sensations.
Though love is a product of the soul and one of its attributes, pain and suffering are not. They are strictly products of the mind and its effects on the body. People have died of a broken heart, have had heart attacks when they received news of the death of a loved one, and have pined away for years, impacting their health and longevity. But the Soul has nothing to do with this aspect of human experience. It is the part of us that only knows peace and love.