The vast majority of people are raised with the belief they will find that perfect someone, make a lifetime commitment and live happily ever after. It is an unfortunate reality that finding that special person is not easy, and they are rarely perfect. Being in a relationship does have its share of benefits, but they do not always outweigh those that come with staying single. A good partner can make a difficult life feel like a sunny day, but there are benefits to enjoy while waiting for that person to appear.
Enjoying the Moment
For those who still remain single, there is a way to enjoy their life without bemoaning the fact they have yet to find their partner. Every moment they are single should be a time they enjoy as a gift, and they should cherish the freedom they possess instead of mourning their lack. They have all the choices in the world ahead of them, and a partner is someone who will be found when the time is right.
Life for One
Many areas of life are suited for married couples with or without children, but those usually fall into the domestic category. Yes, there are benefits to being with a partner. Family discounts abound, but those who are single must understand that being in a committed relationship often means funds are tight. Rather than feeling like they are being shut out, it is time to realize that disposable income for a single person is often much more available.
Living alone has plenty of benefits, but doing chores might seem like a bit too much for one person. The beauty of being single is that there is only one person to leave things lying around, so the chores are only as bad as that person makes them. With a bit of foresight, a single person can train their habits to create an environment that stays neater. It will help them do chores in less time, and they can then look forward to picking up after another person once they are in a relationship.
Single and Dining Alone
The majority of people believe they would rather have a partner sitting across from them during meals, but few think about the fact they must cater to the other person’s appetite. While many couples tend to like the same foods, it does not always mean they want them at the same time. Single people can fix what they want whenever they want it, and they have no worries about disappointing their partner. They can also eat at the time they want without upsetting someone else’s schedule, so that is a distinct advantage that goes to the single life.
It is not always easy to shoulder all the responsibilities of life without a partner, but there are times when the advantages outweigh the gains. Not all partners will be helpmates, and some of them can drag their significant other down a path of domestic drudgery. Staying single is not for most people, but taking the time to enjoy it while it lasts is a good way to live the best life possible.