It’s Better to Be Alone (The Ultimate Guide + Image Quotes)

You don't have to be alone to feel lonely

Popular wisdom would have us believe that once we're in a relationship, we'll never be lonely again. Unfortunately, many people learn the hard way that spending time with the wrong person can be a miserable experience that leads to feelings of emptiness and isolation.

If you're in a relationship with someone who isn't right for you or even abuses you, the time you spend with them isn't the enriching, uplifting experience it should be. Instead, you end up squeezing yourself, censoring aspects of your personality, and generally shrinking yourself in an attempt to persuade them to like you.

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In order to gain their approval, you may even find yourself bending and twisting yourself out of recognition. This can cause you to become estranged from yourself, resulting in feelings of extreme loneliness. If you've ever been in a situation like this, you may recall the first time you wondered if the relationship was really worth the effort.

Why is it so difficult to make the decision to leave?

It can be difficult to make the decision to end a relationship with someone who makes you feel lonely. Leaving is a huge act of bravery. While it may appear to outsiders that you are unhappy, they may be unaware of the factors that make quitting so difficult.

For example, you may have had some pleasant interactions with this individual in the past, or you may feel compelled to give them a second (or third) chance in the name of ‘being fair.' You could also hold out hope that one day they will realize how they make you feel and decide to change.

The most self-sacrificing decision you can make for yourself

As difficult as it may be to leave a relationship, putting yourself first will help you understand where your loyalties should lie. To be clear, your mental and psychological well-being must be your top priority. When assessing a relationship and deciding whether to stay, treat yourself with the same respect you would show a loved one.

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People can and do change, but if someone has consistently made you feel lonely and sad, you can expect more of the same in the future if you decide to stay. Freeing yourself from an unhealthy situation, on the other hand, is an act of self-love that allows you (and the other person) to seek out more mutually beneficial relationships.

It is a gift to be able to enjoy your own company

You become truly empowered when you learn to enjoy your own company. You will no longer rely on the approval of others to boost your self-esteem or validate your life choices. Your trust in your own judgment will grow, and you will see yourself as a competent, capable individual with much to offer the world. When you spend quality time alone, you are less likely to accept poor treatment from others in the future because you will know firsthand that being alone is far superior to being with someone who makes you feel hollow and inferior.

Congratulate yourself if you recently ended a relationship that made you feel alone. Too many people are afraid to face the possibility of spending time alone with themselves, even though it can be therapeutic. When you choose to be alone, you are putting yourself first and acknowledging that sometimes the healthiest step you can take is to spend time getting to know yourself as a person. This prepares you for a more confident future based on healthy self-awareness.

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