Looking at the benefits of being in relationship and not being in one.
To be single or be in a relationship is such a personal preference. One isn’t better than the other; it’s just a choice that’s made. There isn’t a right or wrong way to life regarding being single or being in relationship. Both ways have benefits and downfalls.
One benefit of being single is that it is truly a wonderful way to explore who you are. Certain things come up around doing life solo. It really depends on what your old belief systems are. One of the benefits of being single you have total flexibility to do what you want at a moments notice and the freedom to make your own choices. There comes great strength in making our own choices.
The downfall of being single is always having to make all of your decision alone without someone that knows you really well to bounce things off of; although a good girlfriend can certainly fill those shoes. Another downfall is the obvious one, which is limited affection or touch unless you are in relationships that offer affection. I don’t know many people my age who would choose to be in an affectionate or sexual relationship with a commitment. But that isn’t saying it isn’t possible.
The benefits of being in a relationship can also offer great growth and evolution. This is mostly dependent on if your partner is willing to do the work necessary to grow through difficult triggers. The transformation that can happen being that intimate with another person can be life changing. Another benefit of being in relationship is the pure comfort of knowing you are facing life’s challenges with another and able to give each other comfort through hard times.
There are pros and cons to both being single and being in relationship, again it is just a personal preference. I have loved being in relationship and I currently love being single.
If you are having difficulties with your choices around relationships, check out my retreats and mentoring. The individual intensive, the couples retreat, or the mother-daughter retreat, you will learn about yourself and how to clean up your past so you can move through this life with love and passion.