Far too many people feel like they need to be in a relationship to feel complete, but that is far from the truth. Relationships aren’t for everyone. Sometimes people need to take a break from dating in order to find out who they really are as a person.
Some people, while they are in a relationship, tend to lose a piece of themselves. Then, after a breakup and the sadness dissipates, there is a type of freedom that only single people can understand. Sometimes, being solo is the best thing you can do for yourself. There are tons of reasons a person should be single.
10 You Just Went Through A Bad Breakup
If you have just gone through a terrible breakup and you are extra emotional, it may be a good idea to be solo for a little bit. You should allow yourself time to heal properly. The only real cure for heartache is time.
You shouldn’t want or need to jump right into a relationship after a bad breakup since that usually never turns out well (because that person would be considered a rebound). So, take some time for yourself. You will be glad that you did.
9 You Still Have Strong Feelings For Your Ex
If you still have feelings for your ex, jumping into a new relationship should be the last thing on your mind. It would not be fair to a new partner if you are still stuck on your ex because you wouldn’t be giving them your full attention.
Ultimately, that scenario may lead to you breaking that person’s heart. It would be best for you to just take a time out from being involved with someone and let yourself have time to heal and fully get over your ex.
8 You Have A Hectic Schedule
If you have an extremely hectic schedule because of school, work, children, or whatever else, you should think about living the single for a little while. The reason for this is because you won't be able to devote enough time to the relationship.
There's a good chance that because you have a crazy schedule, you may end up having to cancel a few dates due to last minute changes in your plans. With so much going on, it is so much better to remain single so that you don’t have to worry about adding to your schedule.
7 You Have A Demanding Career
Some people work extremely hard to get where they are career-wise. They put their all into their work. Some people work in such demanding careers that they sometimes tend to become workaholics who work some absurd hours. If you find yourself in this position, it is best to put relationships on hold and be single for a while.
When it comes to having a demanding career, there really is no time for a real relationship. Most people hate when their significant other has to work all the time and that is not fair to them. Wait until things slow down at work before trying to find a partner.
6 You Don’t Know Who You Are Outside Of A Relationship
If you have been in a relationship for a long time, you may start to lose yourself a little bit. You might even start to think that some of your significant other’s favorites are your own as well. When you are in a relationship you have to try to co-exist with your other half, so you may tend to compromise things which might alter your thinking a bit.
If you don’t know who you are unless you're in a relationship, it is the perfect time to be single and get to know yourself once again. You should know exactly who you are and what you want and need.
5 Relationships Make You Feel Tied Down
Some people just don't like to feel tied down for any reason. Perhaps it has to do with the fact that they aren't too fond of commitment. Whatever the reason is, as soon as things get serious they often times want to bail on the relationship. Which really isn't fair to the other person.
It could leave them wondering what they did wrong, when in fact it wasn't even them. So, if you are the type of person who doesn't like being tied down, you may want to remain single for a while right now.
4 Your Ex Cheated On You
If your last ex cheated on you, just know that you did nothing to deserve that. Cheating is unacceptable no matter what the circumstances were. But that does mean that you might need some extra time to heal. Coming back from an ex who cheated on you can be challenging for some people, since it can really bring out some trust-related issues.
That is why it is a good idea to be single right now. You should give yourself that extra time to heal before you even think about jumping into something new. Take this time away from being with someone and work and getting yourself to where you need to be.
3 You’re Going Through A Major Life Change
A major life change would be something like gaining or losing a loved one, going through a breakup or divorce, making a big move, starting or finishing college, or anything else that would majorly change your life. If you are going through something life-altering, now is a better time than ever to be single.
The reason for this is that you are learning to live your life in a new way. You should take this time being solo as an excellent opportunity to make changes to your life in a positive way. Get to know yourself and your new life better before you decide to start dating.
2 You’re Indecisive About What You Want
You should honestly be single right now if you are indecisive about what you want out of a relationship, especially if you are unsure about whether or not you even want to be with someone right now. It wouldn’t be fair to anyone if you were to start dating someone just for you to change your mind and decide that you would rather be single.
You should be sure about what you want before you try to make some changes. No one else is going to be able to make your mind up for you either.
1 You Don’t Know Your Worth
If you don’t know your own worth, you are much more likely to get into bad relationships where you aren’t treated with the respect you deserve. Not everyone has excellent self-esteem, and some people are mean enough to take advantage of that.
If this sounds familiar to you, being single is the best thing you could possibly do for yourself right now. Work on building yourself up and raising your self-esteem. It may be easier said than done, but it is possible to learn to love yourself enough to know your worth.