Being in a relationship is not a necessity, it’s a choice. And a choice you should make wisely. Don’t rush into it. There’s absolutely nothing wrong in being single. In fact, the single life has its benefits. As long as you’re happy with yourself, and don’t need a relationship to feel complete or happy, you’re on the right track. And being content your single status can actually lead to a good relationship when you eventually decide to get into one. Because you know that you don’t need that person in any way, but you want to be with them all the same. You’re not going to depend on them, or have any sort of expectations; you’d be able to take things as they come.
Here are 8 things that you could do while you’re single to ensure a better future relationship;
Try things by yourself
The one thing that a relationship guarantees is obviously companionship. There’s someone you can always count on to do something together. Be it something you’ve done a million times before or something you never thought you’d ever do.
When you’re single, make a bucket list. There has to be things you’ve always wanted to do or try, but never got around to it. Take this chance, and start checking off things from that list. It might feel weird trying out a new cuisine or taking a road trip on your own; but you’ll get over it. You’ll see that you don’t need anyone to do the things you want to do.
Reflect on the baggage you carry around
We’ve all been hurt, and we’ve all suffered loss, but we all survived all the same. Bad experiences are the best teachers. Emotional scars may always hurt, but its how you deal with them, and what you’ve learned from them. The experiences you gain change you in some way or the other. You of all people should be aware of how you’ve been affected and how it has changed you. And going into a relationship, present yourself the way you’re, you shouldn’t pretend that you’ve never had any bad experiences. It’s only fair for your partner to know the kind of person they’re dealing with and the baggage they’re carrying.