It’s normal to feel a fear of the unknown once a relationship ends, but there are so many reasons why you should embrace your newly single status. Breakups always suck but you might find that it was the best thing that could have happened to you. Below I’ll share few perks of your newly single status to enjoy as the relationship dust settles.
1. Fun Social Calendar
One of the best ways to get over a broken heart is to keep busy with friends. An awesome perk of your newly single status is that you can have the social life you want. This means that if you want to hang out with your favorite pals all night, you don’t have to answer twenty questions about your whereabouts, who you are hanging out with and when you will be home.
2. Time to Rediscover You
It’s time to remember what the old you was like prior to meeting your ex. What things did you like to do? How did you like to spend your time? Who did you like to hang out with? The old you was pretty awesome and is still in there. Think of the aftermath of your breakup as the chance to rediscover all the things that truly made you happy.
3. The Forbidden Guy
Remember the cute single guy that loves to shamelessly flirt with you but you always considered him the forbidden guy because you were in a relationship? The good news is that forbidden guy is fair game when you are back on the market. You could make him your rebound guy if you don’t want to pursue anything serious with him. Or you could wait until you are ready to be in a relationship once again to date him.
4. Freedom from Arguments
Now that you are out of a failing relationship, you don’t have to suffer through arguments. Common arguments like ones about jealousy, insecurities, housework or money problems are now a thing of the past. Your feelings and emotional needs always come first. You don’t have to make compromises to keep someone else happy.
5. So Many Dating Possibilities
You can be selfish and date as many people as you like. You can have a string of casual relationships until you can pinpoint what you are looking for in a partner. It takes time to find someone that you click with so enjoy the process until you do. You can relish being single until Mr. Right comes along.
6. Guilt-Free Shopping Trips
Nothing eases the emotional pain of a failed relationship like indulging yourself in a shopping spree. Feel free to splurge on anything that will offer you an instant boost of happiness. Another perk of singlehood is that you don’t have to hear the nagging voice of a significant other complaining that you spent too much once you are done. It’s your hard-earned money so do as you please.
7. You Control the Television
You are the master of the television remote control. If you hate sports, you don’t have to endure watching games, listening to sports announcers talk for hours during pre-game shows or watch highlight reels. You also don’t have to feign interests in movies that you could care less about. You can scroll through all of Netflix until you find something that you like watching.
Those are just a few of the things to look forward to once a relationship has immediately ended. Along the way, you will discover many more. Can you share other reasons to enjoy being newly single?