Relationships are a big deal. Talking to people, dates, getting into a relationship, getting out of a relationship (or not if you’re lucky enough to have found the right person.) It’s a normal part of life. It’s as though we are constantly looking for our romantic soul mate in the midst of dealing with this thing called life. It’s understandable – people don’t want to be alone for the rest of their lives.
But, being single really isn’t as bad as it seems, especially in your younger years. I feel as though there is always some sort of pressure, no matter how small, to be in a relationship or to be talking to someone (although the pressure may not always be constant.) Family members always seem to ask if you’ve found someone yet. Peers seem to be in great relationships which can make you wonder why you haven’t found somebody yet.
Being single is perfectly okay. I can tell you that as a fact. Whatever age you are, it gives you time to develop yourself and who you are as individual on your own before you get into a committed relationship. It’s a chance to discover yourself (or re-discover yourself), being able to focus on yourself and only yourself throughout that period of time (however long it takes.)
At nineteen years old, I’ve been single for the majority of my life – I’ve had very few relationships (so much so that I can count them on both hands.) But that’s not something that gets me down, I mean, why should it get me down? There’s absolutely nothing wrong with being single. In fact, I would say that I prefer being single. Being single is something that I’m used to and it’s allowed me to be independent rather than having to rely on others. In all honesty I’d prefer to depend on myself rather than having to dependent on others. At this point in my life, having friends to depend upon is more than enough for me.
You are the only person that lives with yourself forever, so why not become comfortable with yourself first. Being single can be just as enjoyable as being in a relationship without the constraints. It’s easier to put yourself first without feeling guilty for it. You can simply enjoy yourself with friends and family without having to think about your significant other all the time.
Basically, what I’m trying to say is that being single really isn’t the end of the world, no matter how much you might think that it is. Being single isn’t as bad as some people might make it out to be.
All in all, being single isn’t bad at all. It’s as great as you make it out to be. But don’t get me wrong, being in a relationship isn’t bad either if it’s a good relationship.
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