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Being in a relationship: Better than being single

We all have those times when we might randomly start wondering or thinking about our life decisions, maybe something we did or said in the past, or maybe something related to our future. One big life decision that can really affect a person has to do with relationships. For example: is it better to be single or in a relationship?

Relationships have many benefits and downsides. One of the biggest pros in my opinion is that you’d rarely feel lonely. Loneliness is a problem that I’m sure a lot of people face whether in a relationship or not. A healthy relationship can help solve that problem, both romantic and platonic. Being in a relationship with someone means you most likely can trust them, and you’d have someone to share your feelings with and even just talk nonsense to. I’m definitely not experienced when it comes to romantic relationships, but I love talking with my friends, no matter how deep or nonsensical the topic is.

On the other hand, relationships can have downsides, of course. People fight, and too much disagreements with a partner (not necessarily romantic) who has a bad attitude can lead to a toxic relationship. I think it’s important to nurture relationships with people, and although quarrels aren’t exactly what people go looking for, a little disagreement now and then can be healthy when dealt with properly. This can even help build character and help both sides to learn how to react better in the future.

Relationships can always provide both people with room to improve. Having a partner or friend who you always spend time with will result in some minor or major annoyances with each other. Just like arguments, it helps if both people can be reasonable about it, and if whoever’s in the wrong can learn to admit it. When you’re in a relationship, you or your partner are bound to notice each other’s mistakes and pointing them out can be helpful as not many people would dare to just approach you about your flaws. When you take the advice to heart, it ends well for both parties anyway.

In the end, there’s no way to ultimately say that you have to be in a relationship or that it’s necessarily for everyone, but I think that in many situations, relationships can be healthy for people. They can help cheer us up, keep us from being lonely, and of course, provide us with a companion: someone to always be there for us.

"Two are better than one because they have a good return for their labor: If either of them falls down, one can help the other up. But pity anyone who falls and has no one to help them up."

  • Ecclesiastes 4:9-10

"The Lord himself goes before you and will be with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged."

  • Deuteronomy 31:8

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