Re: What's on your mind - Part 2
Being alone is still better than being in a bad relationship! Of course I don't mean just normal ups and downs and a "bad day" or a bad time in a relationship that will pass. But if you can't be yourself, if you are chronically unhappy, if you are being cheated on, abused or disrespected, lied to, etc. then being alone is better than that.
Learning to be emotionally self sufficient by having enough self esteem to be alone (single) and happy has been the best lesson of my life. I don't ever again want to depend on what anyone else thinks of me in order to feel good about myself. I don't want to be dependent on someone else's love or be doomed to suffer immense emotional pain just because they aren't there anymore at some point.
Not every moment is a happy one when I'm alone. But that's on me. No one else. It's up to me to provide my own happiness. Until I can do that, I don't even want to consider trying to make anyone else happy.