I am writing a fiction story and I need some advice. My world is similar to ours but you have soulmates, none of the countries are the same, there is a totally original creation story and religion. I am afraid to make this world too similar to ours. When things that impact society that much are different your society will be different. But I am struggling with this; I feel that my world is just too similar to our world. Could anyone give me some advice on how to have my world be similar enough to to ours that no one is thrown for a loop but different enough that it doesn’t feel like our world, too stiff, or so similar that it could be our world but with minor changes? I want it to be a totally different world but a world that you can draw parallels to our world with.