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9 Times When It Is Best To Stay Single

There are many benefits to being single. Among other things, it gives you a chance to develop a sense of independence, you can focus on your career and overall goals, and it gives you a chance to build strong friendships. Once you have all of these things figured out, your romantic relationships will be so much better. When exactly is it best to remain single? Here are 9 of them.

When you’re working on your financial independence

We aren’t suggesting that you should wait until you’ve got $50,000 in the bank before you start dating. If that were the case, nobody in their 20s would have a significant other. On the other hand, ask yourself this question: If you were to break up with somebody, would you be able to stand on your own two feet right away? Could you afford to move to a new apartment right away? If the answer is “no,” you should wait until you have a certain degree of financial independence.

If you’re afraid to be alone

A lot of people get into relationships solely because they’re afraid to be single. This is the worst motivation because the foundation of a healthy relationship should be compatibility, not fear that you will lose them. As a result, you make choices that are all about making sure they don’t leave you, not based on mutual happiness. People who have a healthy attitude might not necessarily like being single, but they understand how important it is to have priorities.

You have a difficult time trusting people

It goes without saying that the key to a strong relationship is trust. If you’ve been hurt in a past relationship or experienced trauma that makes it difficult for you to open up to people, you will end up building walls which in turn affects intimacy. You might even have a deep fear of being hurt again. If any of this applies to you, it is better to work on your trust issues before getting into a relationship. This could involve speaking to a therapist and working on a plan. There’s nothing wrong with that!