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4 reasons you are still single

11 August 2015, 14:06 Shakila Alivitsa

Nairobi - Being single by choice is when you know what you want in your partner. You know yourself really well and you know what will suit you. Single by choice means you have options but you are not yet desperate to settle with any of them because you know that they will not suit you or your needs and desires in a partner.

Single by choice also means that you will not tie yourself to someone and make them miserable as well just because you need that committed and ‘in a relationship’ label. You will let them know that they are not the one for you because you already know it.

You are not single by choice if:

The reality of being alone discomforts you

Reality of being alone can be very loud if you are not used to your own thoughts. It is not when you go out every weekend with friends. You are at work Monday to Friday, Friday to Saturday you are surrounded by people. Sunday you are in church or at a function. You have not had a taste of being alone. Alone is when your friend gets a call from her boyfriend and you are not sad she has to go have lunch with him. Alone is when your friend is at a boyfriend’s or girlfriend’s place for the weekend so they are not available for your weekend sprees. Alone is when you spend holidays alone. Do that for two months or one month consecutively. You will have your answer after maybe two or three weekends.

You are constantly on the lookout for the next one

Jumping from one relationship to the next wanting to fill that void. If you are only happy when you are with someone and not when you are alone then you are possibly setting yourself up. When that person is away, gets a heavier workload and is doing something with their life, you also expect them, to fulfill that ‘promise’ of happiness that you crave when you are with them. When they don’t, you are miserable and in turn, you make them miserable. You chain yourself on the next person hoping to be happy again. Happiness can only come from you, if you cannot achieve that on your own, then no man or woman will make you happy. Single by choice means that, even alone, you are happy. They will only come along to share in that.

You do not give yourself time in between relationships

What many people tend to overlook is the fact that a failed relationship does not necessarily mean that you are a failure. It just means that it did not work out for either one of you. Maybe they dumped you or you dumped them, that it ended only means that one of you made the better decision in ensuring you did not spend time together being bitter with the other. Wasted time. That time you spend alone, helps you know yourself, realize any mistakes on your part or efforts that might have been overlooked. They mean that you will make better partner and relationship choices.  You are single by choice when you allow this time as compared to rushing to close that gap.

You never settle for partners or in your relationships

If they are not working out for you, you let it go. Clinging onto something that does not suit you makes a bad fit. Being single by choice is when you make the realization and make the decision to cut it off. You are not afraid to wait. Not many people are comfortable waiting.

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