Here's a true ‘reincarnation’ story, from the time of the ARIZAL, who lived in Israel around 500 years’ ago. The ARIZAL was reknowned for having the gift of being able to see all of a person’s past lives, as soon as he met them.
Once, a distraught young widower showed up at the ARIZAL’s home begging for an explanation as to why his beloved young wife had just been taken away from him.
With his holy spiritual powers, the ARIZAL explained to the grieving man that in a previous life, he and his wife had been business partners. In that lifetime, the husband had double-crossed his business partner, and run off with a huge amount of money.
In order to atone for what he’d done, he’d been reincarnated as the adoring husband in this lifetime, and his job was to take care of, and pamper, his former business partner (now his wife) in every way imaginable. Once he’d paid down his spiritual debt to his former business partner, his wife died, as there was no longer any need for her to be in the world.
The man left the ARIZAL greatly comforted.
I know you're starting to figure out the gist of where I'm going with this yourself, but I'll start fleshing it out in more detail next week, God willing.
Have a sweet, blessed and peaceful Rosh Hashana in the meantime!