Step Out Of The Race You Never Wanted To Be In And Find Your Own Path To Happiness

By. Ran

Does it seem like everyone is part of a couple?

Does it seem like everyone else is in a relationship but you?

Are your family and friends pressuring you to get into a relationship?

From the day we were children up to now, we were told that we have to be in a relationship in order to be happy. But the truth is, we don’t have to be in a relationship to be happy.  In fact, women who stay single for long periods of time usually end up happier in the long run.

And here are some reasons why running solo sometimes helps you have a good life.

#1. You won’t give up your career or your goals for a relationship.

Many women think that what they need in life is secondary to their relationships and partner. But if you are not in a relationship, this is not an issue. You have no commitments and there is nothing holding you back. You don’t have to compromise and you don’t put your life on hold just because you are waiting for a relationship.

#2. You will learn to look up to yourself for love and validation.

We all like getting affirmation from those who we love, but the happiest of women are the ones who are their own cheerleaders. In fact, staying single prompts you to be emotionally independent. You will learn how to pick yourself up, give yourself compliments, and to be your own hero. And if you need support, you can always go to a friend or family.

#3. You learn more about yourself, and you learn how to enjoy your own company.

When you are single, you learn that dating yourself is as amazing as dating someone else. You learn to be comfortable with yourself, and above all, you understand who you really are. And it is very empowering.

#4. You have more time to build other relationships.

When people are single, they tend to spend more time with their friends and family. As you may have noticed, being with a partner requires a lot of your time. One plus point of being single is that you have time to form deep relationships with your friends and family.

#5. You learn how to make your own decisions.

Some women, when they are in relationships, tend to defer to their partners when it comes to making decisions about their lives. Even if it is a decision that is going to impact the rest of their lives, they go to their partners. However, when you are single, you learn to take responsibility and make your own decisions.  You become fearless.

#6. You learn to be okay with being different.

Women who do not follow the societal norms eventually learn to be okay with peoples’ opinions. You learn that everyone has their own idea of what you “should” do. You also learn that you don’t have to do what they think is right.

And why women who stay single for a lengthy period of time go on to have the most awesome relationships.

When you are single, you inevitably become independent, self-reliant, and confident. And when you enter a relationship, it is with the entire baggage that you enter. You enter with a certain degree of power.  And this is the perfect foundation for a happy, healthy partnership between equals.