Being single isn't exactly what Disney movies portray as the key to a life of happiness and contentment, but are those idealistic movies wrong? Is being single really a curse or are there reasons why remaining alone is actually better for you? There are many benefits to living a single life if you just take the time to think about it.
Singles spend all of their time doing what they choose to do. They don't have to worry about others placing unwanted demands on their time. That means that if you want to spend all day at the mall shopping or the entire day on the couch watching football, you can, and no one will make you feel guilty for doing so. A great benefit of being single - you have free reign over your schedule and your time is completely yours.
You get to keep all of your money. Every hard-earned dollar that you make can go towards things that you want. You don't have to worry about helping a significant other with their finances because all you have to worry about is your own. If you see an item that you've had your eye on, you can go ahead and purchase that item without having to worry about getting an earful of criticism from your significant other when they find out that you've spent money.
There will be no confusion or conflict about where you're going to spend the holidays. Many couples fight about whose relatives will be visited for what holidays, and they often wind up compromising and splitting years or holidays. Sadly, this means that you may have to break from some of the family traditions that you've been a part of since childhood. When you're single, you don't have to worry about this. If a holiday is approaching, you can be assured in the knowledge that you'll be spending that holiday with your family, Now, that's a great benefit of being single, wouldn't you say?!
You don't have to pretend that you like your significant other's friends. This can be a real issue at times for people who are dating. Sometimes you may be dating a person who has a really obnoxious friend, and no matter how hard you try, you just can't seem to like this person. When you're single you don't have to worry about this. If you don't like someone, you just don't spend any time with them. You won't be forced to spend time with people who are obnoxious because you control who you spend time with and when.
We've all seen the commercials where the woman is rolling her eyes in consternation when she finds out that her new husband comes with a whole lot of junk that she doesn't like, and it won't fit into her decorating scheme. When you're single, you can keep all of those tacky items that have sentimental value because no one will make you throw them out. That old sports jersey from high school that's tattered and filled with holes can still make an appearance in your living room during sporting events and no one will be there to shoot you looks of disgust. Just one more benefit of being single!
Sometimes, it's hard to find the benefits of being single. Face it, it can be difficult to be single. Sometimes you just want someone to talk to or someone to be romantic with, and in those times of weakness, just remind yourself of all of these things. Try to remind yourself of those times when you were in a relationship and were frustrated by the other person's lack of appreciation for you. Perhaps being single won't seem so bad if you keep those things in mind.
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