The whole matter of "soul contracts" is one that I find particularly fascinating, but also difficult to evaluate and discuss about for lack of any concrete proofs. I personally don't consider channeled information a reliable proof in any case, in my opinion channeling is like pointing an antenna at a random direction in space hoping to pick up something meaningful or accurate... results vary greatly. For those of you who are not familiar with my story, I'll explain it briefly: I used to be a Romanian anticommunist rebel in the 20th century. I got caught, tortured and executed with my closest friend and my whole group. In this life I reincarnated as close as possible to my friend and my torturer, the former being my current aunt and the latter being my mother. Being a narcissistic sociopath, she ruined my childhood and affected me and my aunt in a very negative way. Since this whole story came to the surface, I've been wondering why we found ourselves close to one another. I'd rather not indulge in speculations about my mother's mental status, I'd rather want to understand the reasons behind my aunt's choice and my own. It is my impression that the three of us have been meeting for quite a long time, since before our lives in Romania. We kept pretty much the same mentality and attitude through our lifetimes, although I reckon that in far older times my current mother might have been a victim of my activities rather than a perpetrator. It's also true that after my death in Romania my torturer was executed in a similar fashion by the same communists that he used to work for. It's not like we needed a retribution at all, we all died in extremely violent ways and we knew it. I am tired of repeating the same patterns over and over, I want to move forward, yet I have no idea of the reasons that bind us three, only questions. In this life aunt is the younger sister, so technically she followed my mother. I joined later, obviously. We found ourselves in a situation in which my mother literally wanted to own me, to control me completely, and eventually saw my aunt as an obstacle in her way. Most of what happened in our lives seemed to be planned since before our births. If so, I wonder if we had already decided to find ourselves in such unhealthy circumstances, if we signed a contract contemplating many lifetimes, not just the current one. I don't doubt that we all should take responsibility for the damage we have caused to one another. Just because it was prewritten, it doesn't mean that we didn't make mistakes, or misunderstood the whole situation. It's a consequence of the limitations of the human mind... the point is understanding why. If there was a contract between us, a long lasting one, what was the purpose of it? No one would make such an agreement for no good reason, would they? Forgive me for expanding on my personal experience, I didn't mean to go off topic. I do understand the the core issue of the topic is about soul contracts and not sociopaths in general. I just wanted to share it in hope to shed some light on a difficult situation. Thank you for reading.