Being in a relationship can feel good, but that doesn’t necessarily mean that being single is disheartening either. There’s no easy answer to what is the best thing, being single or being in a relationship. The question of what is better for you depends on the priorities that you have set for yourself, your life goals and expectations and the emotional standpoint you are at your life. Having a relationship can seem like a daunting task, especially if it is rushed or you aren’t ready for it. The society is focused so much on relationships and couples that at times it is easy to lose sight of what you actually want in your life. In order to answer the question of what is better for you, a relationship or being single you need to ask yourself some of the following questions.
Are personal goals a great priority in your life?
Some people are married to their work and have great personal aspirations that they need to fulfill. Being in a relationship doesn’t necessarily mean that you would not have the scope of fulfilling your ambitions, but the major problem arises when it comes to time management. Any relationship requires a considerable amount of time being given towards your loved one. If you are in that juncture of your life where you hardly have time for a relationship after doing your part to fulfill your dreams, then maybe a relationship isn’t the right choice for you at the moment.
Are you trying to get into a relationship after getting out of one?
It is a very common issue whereby you might feel that a new relationship is the right thing to go after in order to fill the void that the breaking of your previous relationship has created. However, that is not always the most prudent decision. Every person needs time to heal and self-reflect. Getting into a relationship just after having gotten out of one will only lead you to rebounds. Rather than doing this you should take time to reflect on your previous relationship in an objective manner and ascertain what qualities you need to improve in yourself so as to be better in the next relationship that you get into, rather than jumping into one right away.
Are you ready to commit?
Commitment is a huge factor when it comes to a happy relationship. If you are finding yourself constantly having shifting feelings regarding multiple people, then maybe a relationship is not the right thing for you at the moment. There is no reason why a person cannot be happy by being in multiple relationships. Happiness is not directly related to love. Nor is there any reason that a person cannot be happy by staying with just one person. Most happy relationships function on the basis of this commitment, and if it comes easily to you, then maybe a relationship is just what you need.
Are you happy being alone?
A person can evolve just by himself or grow with somebody else. It is important to ascertain whether being alone keeps you happy. It is not a hard and fast rule that a person is going to be unhappy or lonely by being alone. You need to focus on what makes you happy and works for you.