Dozens of romantic comedies tell the same sappy love story over and over again, and they all end with the perfect couple finding one another. When you’re in a relationship, you know that it’s not always riding off into the sunset together, but if you’re single you are left feeling lonely, wanting what is being sold to you. It’s no wonder that people who aren’t in relationships can feel inadequate, insecure and anxious. We’re sold a fairy-tale from the beginning, and as our friends and peers all couple up, we look inwards and ask, am I the problem?
Of course not!
Let me be clear – there’s absolutely nothing wrong with being single.
In fact, people who are afraid of being single are more likely to put themselves in unhappy relationships than those who are content on their own. Some people focus more on the relationship status than the relationship itself.
Don’t settle for a relationship you don’t want to be in just because you are afraid of being single. Find the right person for you, and if the right person is yourself, then enjoy it! Never begin a relationship because you feel like you have to. Instead, do what is best for your mental health.
It’s time to change your thinking.
Just like being in a relationship isn’t the best thing for you, being single can have incredible advantages. Research has shown that people who are single have better contact with their friends and their autonomy allows them to experience more personal growth than their married counterparts.
By embracing methods like hypnosis and meditation, we can learn to understand our fears and discover ways to accept them. Reach out to me today to learn how these methods might be able to help you conquer your fear of being single.
Don’t define your life by your relationship status; instead, spend that energy valuing the meaningful relationships that you do have.