If you’re single, do you ever feel like someone out there is trying really hard to make you feel like something’s wrong with you just because you’re solo?
The media and society in general have made it really difficult for single people to enjoy their freedom without feeling like they are missing something.
All those headlines, like: ‘If you feel like you’ll be single forever, read this!’ Really? But what is it about those who are in relationships? Why is it that no one ever mentions them?
If someone is in a relationship, this doesn’t necessarily mean that they are happy. And if someone is single, this doesn’t necessarily mean that they are miserable!
As a matter of fact, if we look at things more closely, we will realize that being single is actually BETTER than dealing with these 10 relationship problems!
1. Constantly wondering why they are taking so long to text or call you back
Is there anything more annoying in the whole wide world than waiting and contemplating why they didn’t text or call you back? Too many what ifs and not a single answer.
This is an inevitable, stressful part of every single relationship and by God, I’d rather save my nerves and stay single for the rest of my life than deal with this crap ever again.
See also: 12 Reasons He Never Texts You First (But Always Responds When You Text Him)
2. Having to get along with their family members
If you’re in a relationship, this doesn’t mean that your job there is done. Nope.
Apart from worrying about problems in your relationship, you also need to worry about getting along with their family members and making sure they like you.
And there will always be that one family member with whom you will not get along, no matter what you do.
And this often means going out of your way just to appease them and changing yourself for the sake of their approval. I mean, who needs this in their life?
3. Wanting to stay in when they want to go out and vice versa
Being in a relationship is all about compromise but even the most successful couples fail at this at one point.
There will always be times when you will want to stay in, watch a movie or your favorite TV show and enjoy chilling while surrounded by tons of food, only to hear that they want to go out.
But this never happens when you’re single! If you want to go out, you go out. If you want to chill and stay in, you do so.
There are no boundaries and you don’t have to worry about if someone will feel comfortable with your choice.
4. Feeling too comfortable or bored in the relationship
When you just start dating, everything’s fresh and you feel like you will never get bored of any of it. But over time, you start feeling too comfortable or even bored in the relationship.
Yes! It’s actually possible to feel bored in a relationship because you get stuck in a routine and nothing seems interesting to you anymore.
But if you’re single, the game instantly changes. You can always dictate your tempo and spice things up whenever and however you want.
You can never get bored because you have more choices and more freedom to explore the world and enjoy it to the fullest!
See also: Read This If Your Long-Term Relationship Is In A Rut
5. Being forced to watch things on TV that don’t interest you
Is there anything more annoying than being forced to watch things that you couldn’t give less of a shit about? I didn’t think so.
Being in a relationship with someone means being forced to watch things that don’t really interest you just because they mean a lot to them and you don’t want to ruin their fun.
But being single means watching whatever you want, whenever you want and for how long you want. No pretending, no losing your shit and no drama!
6. Seeing that they liked some girl’s/guy’s picture on Instagram and wanting to confront them about it but not wanting to seem crazy
If you’ve ever been in a relationship or you know someone who is, this must have happened to you or them more than once.
It is really frustrating to witness your partner liking some girl or guy’s half-naked picture or any picture on social media.
And do you know what is even more frustrating? Not knowing what to do about it. If you jump on them like Godzilla, you will risk your well-being and sanity.
And if you decide to do nothing about it, it will eat you up. This is of the many reasons why being single is ten times better than dealing with this kind of crap.
7. Feeling like you’re missing out on fun times with your friends
Trust me, no matter how many times you repeat to yourself that this time you will not neglect your friends in terms of socializing, it will not work.
Being in a relationship simply means spending less time with your friends not because you want to but because it just happens that way.
And then you will start feeling like you’re missing out on fun times with them and you will regret your decision to be in a relationship in the first place.
So, the only logical conclusion is to avoid all of this shit and be single instead!
8. Wondering about if their friend is really JUST a friend
We all have friends and they are all JUST friends until it is proven otherwise. And when that happens, it’s kind of too late.
No one will ever give you back your time spent wondering about whether their friend is really JUST a friend or a potential threat. But if you’re single, you don’t have to EVER worry about this one.
9. Getting annoyed or jealous when you’re not their priority
Sometimes they will choose a guy’s or girl’s night or some meaningless event over a night spent with you. Sometimes you will not be their priority and you will get annoyed or even jealous. And all of this shit will happen if you’re in a relationship.
But if you’re single, you are your own priority and nothing and no one can make you feel less important.
If you’re single, you don’t freak out about trivial things like being jealous over something because you’re occupied with more important things like having fun and not giving a damn about anything else around you.
10. Feeling tired of constantly overthinking
“What will they think if I do this or that? Will they like this color on me? Why didn’t they call me? What should I do next? Do they think that I’m desperate?”
Being in a relationship means feeling tired of constantly thinking about anything and everything, which leads to the disorder called overthinking.
But being single means not giving a damn about what others will think of you. It means enjoying your own choices and having fun till you get bored of it! (Hmm… if that’s even possible!)