Apr 1, 2020 in Counseling

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These days, more and more people around the world are remaining single until later in their lives. It’s estimated that, of the current young adults in the U.S. population, a quarter of them may reach 50 years of age and have been single their whole lives.

Worldwide, women are also waiting longer to get married, and 4.3% of women reach their late forties without marrying.

If you are one of those people who find themselves saying “I’m single,” quickly followed by, “Why am I still single?” Then we are here to help.

Why might you be single?

Because everyone’s circumstances are highly varied and unique, we can’t say for sure why you are still single. However, there are a few common reasons for people to remain relationship-free, such as:

Personal choice

Prioritization of career goals

A lack of confidence or low self-esteem

Fear of vulnerability and intimacy

Refusal to compromise

A personal emphasis on independence

Not finding the right person

And we could go on! Reasons abound why you may still be single. While some of them are healthier than others, all of them are valid and understandable.

The upsides and downsides of flying solo.

We’ll say it once and get it out of the way—there is nothing wrong with being single! Just like everything else in life, though, there are some pros and cons to being single that are worth discussing.

Some individuals prefer to remain single because of the numerous benefits that come with the single life. Being single can save you money, time, and energy, allowing you more resources to pursue your own hobbies and goals. Plus, being single means freedom and ample opportunities for self-love.

There are downsides to remaining on your own, too. For instance, you may be more likely to experience loneliness or to isolate yourself excessively. You may be less sexually satisfied than your counterparts who are in relationships. Because of society’s expectations to be in a relationship, you may also find yourself with diminishing self-esteem.

Talk it out.

Humans are social creatures by nature, meaning that it is completely normal for you to feel longing or loneliness if you are single (no matter the reason). These negative feelings make it particularly important to speak to an Online Counselor about your relationship status. During online counseling sessions, you can uncover the reasons you might be single, learn how to deal with being single, determine whether or not you are ready to pursue a relationship and discuss the expectations you have for a future partner.

Getting these feelings out in the open is invaluable, and that’s exactly what these pros are here for! Browse through our list of Online Relationship Counselors now and message them for free.

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