Some of us stick it out in relationships because of convenience, fear of solitude, or out of refraining from hurting the person we are tied to. It’s hard to be the one to end a relationship — but sometimes being alone and being single is the absolute best answer to furthering your personal growth in ways that you can’t complete while dating someone. Even if your partner is “perfect,” it may not be right for you at the moment and there are some obvious signs that you want to be single and that desire may out weigh your likeness for your once adored boo.
In comparison to baby boomers, millennials are staying single longer. A 2014 Pew Research Center report stated that “26 percent of young adults between the ages of 18 and 32 were married in 2013, compared to 48 percent of baby boomers and 36 percent of Generation X-ers.” Not only are we holding off on marriage, we are also remaining completely single. Overall, 60 percent of women identified as single according to a Gallup poll.
Whether it’s our careers, schooling, finances, or lack of religious inclinations, millennials are getting shit done and sometimes, relationships sort of get in the way of all of that.
If you’re beginning to day dream about your past single life or dreading a date night out with your beau, maybe you should reconsider continuing your relationship. After all, it’s not entirely fair to you OR your partner to pretend to enjoy the train of commitment. Take a look at these four tips to see if you’re really ready to be dating or secretly want to be single. Read more