Six Reasons It's Better To Be Alone Than Being In A Toxic Relationship

Six Reasons It's Better To Be Alone Than Being In A Toxic Relationship

It's hard to get out of a toxic relationship, but when you finally break free, you experience so many emotions!

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A relationship is meant to be between two people who treat each other with love and respect. If either of those is missing, it is probably time to evaluate the relationship. If you feel like you spend more time fighting with each other than being in love, then that right there is the problem. What's harder at that stage is knowing that it's time for the relationship to end but you don't know how to bid farewell to someone whose life is so intertwined with yours. There are various reasons why you think it's hard to break up but it's mostly because people are afraid of being single and eventually going out of their comfort zone to find someone else. 


According to Power Of Positivity, a study conducted by the University of Ontario showed that 18 percent of people stay in relationships long past the expiration date because they are afraid of being single. It's not easy to identify a toxic relationship, but when you do, you know it must end, even if it's the hardest thing you'll have to do. Toxic relationships and people have a way of keeping you hooked onto them and controlling you. And as hard as it is to end the relationship and move on, here are six reasons why being single is better than staying in a toxic relationship. 

1. Single people tend to be healthier


Now that there's no one draining all the energy out of you emotionally, you find yourself feeling a lot more energetic than you used to when you were in a relationship with a toxic person. You also have time to focus on your mental and physical health and work on your issues so you can come out of this much healthier and stronger. 

2. Single people get to make and save more money


Channel all that time and energy you put into the relationship into your career. Before you know it you are going to be better-skilled, better-respected and eventually better-paid! With no one to buy presents for, or consider when making a financial decision, you will be able to take control of your finances and save more money. 

3. You have a lot more time to yourself


As the toxicity of the person or relationship is cut out from your life, you are going to have a lot more time for yourself. Use this time to develop/nurture a hobby, do things you like, catch up with friends and loved ones - you will find yourself much happier in your own company. 

4. You have more time to spend with friends and family


When you get rid of that one person who'd been sucking all the energy out of you, you can focus your new-found freedom on people who value and appreciate your company. To be honest, you really should spend some time with your parents and friends. 

5. You finally get to reap emotional rewards


You finally get to enjoy your own company and you discover whole new pieces of you that you never knew before. You can actually do everything that your partner forbade you from doing and you can do it, guilt-free. 

6. You find contentment in life


Now that you know there's no one dictating your every step in life, you can live and do as you please. There's a whole other world out there, waiting for you to break your shackles so that you can fly with your wings. 

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