Whether you are usually in a relationship or not, everyone can usually benefit from some time to themselves. Bustle has come up with some unexpected benefits to being single.

  • You know that you can trust yourself and that can sometimes mean more to you than trying to determine if you can trust someone else. Knowing that you're being authentic and honest are two major traits that you should be proud to possess.
  • Fewer responsibilities which can feel awesome if you don't want to be accountable to anyone or have anyone waiting up for you. It takes a lot of energy to keep up a relationship, and even more so if you don't really want to be in one.
  • Your life isn't stuck on a certain trajectory as it would be if you and a partner were to have a plan for marriage, kids, home buying, what have you. And once someone else is involved, it makes changing those plans all the more difficult.

Being single is a kind of freedom that allows you to explore other parts of yourself as well as gives you the time to cultivate other relationships in your life.

(via Bustle)