Your article touched on some understanding I derived from my NDE. The concept of soulmates or helpmates was something I came back with although I thought it was an original idea unique to me. I didn't talk about it for fear that I'd be ridiculed. The concepts of interacting with karmic and dharmic helpers seem to be an instinctive part of my life since my NDE. I seem to recognize and assimilate those core groups you mentioned and then transcend them to move on. I feel I am able to do this by not forming any lasting bonds with those I interact with. After my NDE I considered myself restored to some primeval understanding of my function in this world. At that level any sort of relationship with a modern thinking individual is impossible. I consider modern notions of sentimental attachment both a crutch and a liability distracting and thereby preventing folks from facing the question of whether what they are doing with their lives has any meaning.