How to be Happy Without a Partner

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How to be Happy Without a Partner

Earlier on this week, I was having an interesting debate with one of my friends on the advantages and disadvantages of being in a committed relationship. It was a well-balanced chat because she is happy staying single and would not trade her freedom for anything in the word. I have been thinking about that conversation, and so I decided to write an article on some reasons you can lead a happy life without a partner.

I am dedicating today’s post to all my friends who are single either by choice or bereavement or still searching for a lifetime partner.

OK, to think that the ideal state of any human being is to live together as a couple or make the main objective of our existence towards finding the dream “better half” is not only an outdated idea but also a wrong one. Being happy depends on you, your inner well-being, and not so much on having a partner.

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Of course, finding a person with whom you love and are happy to share your life and projects can be an ideal formula to grow as humans, but if that is not happening, you should not pause any aspect of your life, be unhappy or feel incomplete.

Fortunately, such stereotypes are reducing drastically, with people realising that being “single” does not make you happier than someone with a partner.

It is a mistake to think that you need a “prince,” to open the gateway to your happiness. You can achieve happiness even without having a partner. Do not get obsessed in the search for a partner and forget to realise that happiness is at your fingertips, in yourself and in everything around you.

Reasons to be happy without a partner.

Look at these 4 powerful reasons to confirm that you can be happy without having a partner.

Discovering your inside

Sometimes, being without a partner provides a wonderful opportunity to focus and know yourself better. You are able to seek your unique and higher self with little or no distraction. However, this does not mean you can’t find yourself in a committed relationship.

Being single provides a vital introspective process that emotionally enriches the person who does not depend on anyone. Perhaps not having a partner means learning to love yourself more than anyone else. It is not a question of selfishness; it is an indispensable first step to achieving that inner glow called happiness.

You are not alone.

No doubt, giving and receiving affection makes us happy, but love is not limited to being in a romantic relationship. Family and social relationships can also be fully satisfying and being single does not mean you should be lonely. Your true friends will bring joy, add some warmth and spark to your life. Start finding happiness in the little things!

Freedom and personal fulfillment

Who said that life is not equally enjoyed without a partner? On the contrary, many people decide to live without the commitment that a stable relationship can entail. It is something respectable, which brings a greater degree of freedom and perhaps, spending more time and effort to achieve your own personal goals.

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This journey of self-discovery will enable you to be more present, feel positive and be content with your life. It is not about living with or without a partner but realising that every situation in this life has its advantages and disadvantages.

A “single person” can be absolutely happy enjoying what he or she desires the most: travel, sports, hobbies … and also struggling every day to make his/her dreams come true (which does not have to be creating a family).

Emotional well-being

Most people will say it is not always easy to achieve happiness when living as a couple. I think this mindset might be the main cause of most marriages nowadays ending up in turmoil.

Your happiness is an inside job and not dependent on anyone! Our emotional well – being should depend on the ability to harness this inner happiness (and harmony) with everything around us. It should be noted that anything which doesn’t align with us will destabilise and make us unhappy.

As the popular saying would go, sometimes it is better to be alone than to be in bad company. Being happy is your responsibility whether you are in a committed relationship or without a partner.

Hope this article was a good read. Do you agree with my trend of thoughts? Please use the comments section to tell me more.

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Yvette Mayemelle Kaba
Yvette Mayemelle Kaba
Founder of UIC | Wife | Mum of Two | Inspirational Writer | Mentor | Aspiring Entrepreneur

3 Comments

  1. Avatar Gemma says:

    As a single, person this really was a great and interesting read. Quite a few things resonate with me. Following my last relationship, I actually learnt so much about myself when I became single but it also feels like I would now be more ready to enter a committed relationship as I’m more aware of my needs etc. I do love the freedom side of being single though haha. Still struggling with the loneliness aspect from time to time, but trying to remind myself of the things you mention in this post. A bit of a working progress. Thanks for another great post Yvette. 🙂

    Gemma x

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