It is very difficult to have a romantic relationship with your twin flame until you have cleared all of your Karma, relinquished your ego, and you have reached your last soul incarnation, and are ready to become one again. We often have to live many lives, and deal with many soul mates who help us learn our life lessons, before we are ready to unite with our twin flame. Until then you still have many lessons to learn, and while you are still learning those lessons uniting with your twin flame in a romantic relationship is very difficult because you are one and the same and having a romantic relationship with yourself exposes your faults and flaws that still need work.
When twin flames run, they are really running from THEMSELVES. They are us, we are them, and the connection highlights the parts of us that need working on and “fixing” in order to become our true selves again (united as one). This is MAJOR and very scary. We all have “faults” (lessons to learn) and it is painful to think about our percieved weaknesses.
And this is what the twin flame makes us face up to. We see those “faults” in ourselves clearer than ever before. This scares us MORE THAN ANYTHING. We experience this wonderful person and it highlights to us all our “faults”. We are one, so we reflect each other and attract in to each other the very things we need to heal. The pain always comes before the healing though. With the twin flame’s presence (in soul and in physical) we finally have to face up to those things, and quite often we don’t want to (this is subconsciously), or aren’t ready. The very things about ourselves we have tried to distract ourselves from because we have been so ashamed are finally out in the open, seen completely by ourselves for the first times, and also seen by our twin flame. Often they are exaggerated. Many times we feel both their emotional pain and their physical pain or discomfort that results from illness or injury which makes being together very difficult. So we run, until finally we have worked through our baggage, fixed our problems and issues, and we realize through the increased love, and awareness of our inner selves, that we have ALWAYS been worthy and that we are good enough. We have cleared the Karma. reached the pinnacle of our enlightenment, and we are ready to become one again by uniting with our twin flame. This may not even occur in a physical sense. It may only end up happening in a spiritual sense on the astral plane.