Dr Samuels has this to say:
“Human souls created by the Father, according to the messages, are duplex: They are male and female in composition, and, at the time of incarnation, divide into their two component parts. Each thereafter in the flesh is a complete soul as to itself. The soulmates may or may not meet and marry in the flesh, depending upon various conditions and circumstances which prevail at the time of their marriage; but such marriage is in no way a guarantee of happiness, for the different education, religious beliefs, family traditions, upbringing and other circumstances of each may often hinder rather than aid in their marital relations. On the other hand, souls which are not mates have a better chance of marital harmony if their marriage is based on similar interests, upbringing, education and general social condition on the plane of the material world. Soulmates, after death, eventually meet and stay together in real soulmate love, though not before a period of purification, and in accordance with their condition of soul.”
One issue is not addressed clearly. This is the issue of how much time may elapse between incarnations of soulmates. Is it hours, days, years or centuries? From known examples it seems in many cases it is within a few years, but a recent comment indicates it can be 2000 years!
In 2001 we have received further clarification about the issue of Celestial soul mates. It appears that Dr Stone and James Padgett did not receive an entirely accurate concept, and that the angels were unwilling to correct them, as they did not view this as material. Indeed in the latest message we are told that the whole issue of soulmates is less important than many other issues.
In 2008 we have received the information that Mary Magdalene is not Jesus' soulmate, although this information is contained in earlier messages, and has been commonly believed in Divine Love circles for many years.
In 2012 we were very surprised to be told by a researcher that at the time of her death, Helen was separated from James Padgett. The exact nature of this is not yet certain, but there is a public notice of a separation occurring in September 1910 and a notice of divorce in October 10th, 1913. And in 2013 we have found a previously unpublished message from Helen where she talks about this. This information should illustrate vividly that soul mates may not get on while on earth. In fact its not even important that they meet, as so many people seem to obsess about.