Whether you are freshly single or have been wifed up forever, you’ll know that there are both pros and cons to being by yourself or all coupled up.
There are definitely advantages and disadvantages to each relationship status, and sometimes you might fluctuate from which you are feeling dependant on.
When it comes to our friendships, relationships, and general happenings that can impact what we are thinking about ourselves and other people.
If you are wondering whether or not you are ready to spark up something new or having mixed feelings about the relationship you are currently in, it might be time to evaluate the pro and cons of each relationship.
Does commitment even exist in the modern world? It does, but the conception of it varies from culture to culture.
Many young people now want to have fun, not to sacrifice in the name of love.
Let’s just have a look at the pros and cons of relationships.
There is always someone for you
This is definitely a huge point of dating someone. If you are good in a relationship, they are going to be there for you. Whether it is online, texting you everyday or physical cuddling you when you have a bad day.
Your gf/bf should be someone you can feel really comfortable around. Having someone you can go to for basically anything is unlike any feeling in the world.
You learn so much about yourself
What you want, what you don’t, and what you need in a relationship. These are just a few things you’ll figure out when you are spending a lot of time with someone. What do you need to feel comfortable? Lots of space? Tons of communication? What makes you feel loved? You might know what your standards are until someone shows you exactly what you deserve.
Constant reassurance of how cute/ cool/hot you are
Hell Ya! It’s really a great thing to hear this from someone who is not your mom or dad. Especially if you are not used to affirmation from other people. Of course, you know that you are a catch. Just look at you. But it’s so great to hear it from someone else.
Your ability to handle conflicts increases
Arguments and fights are unavoidable in a love life whether you like it or not. We can’t control everything we do, say or think. And we all are different, of course.
On the other hand, conflicts are necessary to know one another better, they make us more experienced and wiser.
Joint growth changes you for better
Over the years, you learn how to be responsible, flexible, how to accept other humans and keep the flame alive. Such experiences aren’t too easy to obtain nowadays when people massively switch to play polygamous love
Having different schedules
Sometimes one of you has to work on weekends or study for exams for the whole week, so you won’t be able to see each other. Or even on a daily basis when breaks from classes and work don’t line up so you don’t get a chance to talk for basically the whole day.
As the saying goes, absence makes the heart grow fonder.
The only nice thing is getting to have a long catch-up conversation at the end of the day.
Sometimes families can be very disapproving of relationships. There are a lot of situations where someone from one side or the other finds fault with the relationship and make it known.
Which can be very awkward and put a strain on the relationship.
Opening up to someone new
A lot of people have problems with opening up to someone new. Sometimes it can be difficult to talk about the past or just to talk about yourself in general. Whether it’s because you are not comfortable talking about your past or you just really don’t like to, don’t push your partner to talk if they are not ready yet.
It restricts your freedom
As a single, you become able to make all the decisions on your own. There is always another person whose opinion you should take into an account.
You have someone to report back
It may feel a little weird to someone who’s used to having such free reign on their own life Not that your S/O is controlling at all, but you definitely have had your share of “Oh no, I haven’t texted ____ back in hours.” When you’re dating someone, they’ll most likely want to know what you’re up to but it’s so easy to get caught up in whatever’s happening during the day and fall off your texting game.
There are pros and cons to everything. What matters is who you are willing to be with and who you want to grow old with.