While a lot of people do not like being single, there is nothing wrong with it. You can be on your own and perfectly happy if you are willing to make the most of it.
Honestly, being single isn’t as bad as some people make it out to be. You should rather be single than stuck in a toxic relationship that robs you of your happiness. People who do not have good intentions with you or are hurting you overall, do not deserve a place in your life. Knowing your worth and being willing to be single until you find the right relationship is quite powerful, in more ways than most are aware of.
Psychology Today wrote as follows on the topic back in 2019 going over some interesting research:
“Single? Well, it is better than being in a bad relationship.” Well-meaning friends and relatives sometimes convey such sentiments to single people. There are even some single people who say the same thing about themselves. But is it true?
New research published online in the Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin shows that such a sentiment may in fact set the bar far too low. On seven different measures of how people were doing, people in romantic relationships were better off than single people in only one way. On the other six measures, people in romantic relationships did better than single people only if they said their relationships were of the very highest quality.
In other words, single people did better than people in bad romantic relationships. But they also did better than people in romantic relationships that were not that bad at all.
In “The Highs and Lows of Love,” Nathan W. Hudson of Southern Methodist University, and Richard E. Lucas and M. Brent Donnellan of Michigan State University, also describe the emotional experiences of people in romantic relationships when their partner was and was not around. Some of the findings were not at all romantic.
Being single is something we can all learn to love in our own ways. It has tons of upsides and I think more people need to slow down and take things easy while they can. Sure, you might want to find love, but false love isn’t worth your efforts or your time.
You should not be afraid of living the single life for a while. It can help you grow and allows you to get to know yourself better as a person. Spend some time on your own if you’re coming out of a toxic relationship, don’t dive straight into something else that’s just as toxic. You deserve happiness, and you won’t ever find it in someone who treats you wrong.