A happy and loving relationship is something we all long for. Having someone dear by your side in good and bad, supporting you and protecting you is often the key to success in life.
However, being single can also be fulfilling. I believe the only way people can build a strong, affectionate relationship and a stable home, filled with love, is by accepting themselves as they are.
Very often, it takes time to start loving yourself first. Therefore, it is far from a mistake, but sometimes it is the only right thing to do, to dedicate enough time to get to know your true self.
According to Mintel’s Single Lifestyles UK 2017 Report, 61% of single women claim they are happy with their relationship status, compared to 49% of single men.
Jack Duckett, Senior Consumer Lifestyles Analyst at Mintel, explains:
“It is easy to assume that all singletons are actively looking for a partner; however, our data shows that this is far from always being the case. Much of this reluctance to look for a partner can be attributed to the young increasingly prioritizing their education, careers and financial stability over being in relationships.”
Numerous women realize their success in life is not based on their love status, and they can be perfectly happy on their own as well.
They realize that they would rather stay single instead of being in a toxic relationship. They do not need a partner to enjoy the beauty of life and are not afraid to be alone for as long as it takes until they find the right person to share their days with.
Many women who have stayed single for a long time end up the happiest, as they have become complete individuals, and can eventually become a couple with a person that matches their needs, and aspirations.
Here is why these women end u the happiest, after being single for a long time:
-They learn to enjoy their own company
-- They have plenty of time to understand what they truly need in life
-- They use the time to focus on their goals and needs and to follow their passions
-They develop deeper bonds with their relatives and friends
-They enjoy their independence
-- They pursue their dreams and goals and do not give up on them
-- They embrace their solitude and they are comfortable with themselves
-- They have no problem to go alone in public until they find a suitable partner
-- They chase their dreams instead of guys
-- They realize that they do not need a romantic partner to be the center of their world
-They get used to living alone and won’t settle for anything less than what makes them truly happy
Therefore, after the time spent to find their true self, these women will start a relationship with someone who will encourage them to achieve success in life, someone that will keep up with them in every aspect of life.
Their partner will be someone that supports their passions, ambitions, and plans, and also respects their strength individuality and independence.
Such a woman will end up with a partner that will provide more love, care, and respect, and will add more meaning to her life.
Spending time uncoupled has also been found to be beneficial for the soul, as you can learn things about yourself that will help you the rest of your life, and in future relationships.
Jen Rives, Minneapolis-based licensed marriage and family therapist, says:
“Now is the time to thoroughly enjoy not being defined by being someone’s partner and getting lit up about your own life.”
“Try to be in the here and now and absorb what it is that you have in your life instead of trying to change it. Whenever you work on yourself, it’s not time wasted.”