WHY PEOPLE WHO’VE BEEN SINGLE FOR A LONG TIME ARE BETTER IN A RELATIONSHIP?

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You Don’t Treat A Relationship Like A Short-Term Fix

I used to have a friend who seemed to always be in rebound relationships. I asked her why she kept getting together with guys so quickly after leaving a relationship.

“Because I hate being alone,” she said.

So I asked her why she kept breaking up with these guys.

“Just because.”

It struck me that she was just using relationships to mask her problems. But her relationships were just short-term fixes. Once she told a guy it was over, she was left facing the same old issues again.

Instead of facing up to them, she escaped from them by meeting someone else.

She clearly wasn’t happy. Eventually, I convinced her that she had to face up to her issues because they weren’t going to go away until she worked through them. The continuous cycle of meeting guys and breaking up with them was making her even more unhappy.….READ MORE ON THE NEXT PAGE

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