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Being Alone Has Its Benefits

February 29, 2012 | Comments: 0 | Views: 211

A lot of people are afraid of being alone, so afraid that they will go to great lengths to avoid it. There are actually quite a few benefits to being alone. While you probably don't want to spend the rest of your life on your own there are some benefits to doing it for a short period of time.

The biggest benefit that you get out of being alone is that you have the freedom to do anything that you want. A lot of people like to be in a relationship because it ensures that they will not have to do things on their own. The downside to this is that it also means that in many cases you will have to do what your partner wants rather than what you want to do. When you are on your own this is no longer an issue.

Another big benefit of being alone is that it can be a great chance to grow. A lot of people will cling to others because they are afraid to be on their own. In particular they like having somebody that they can lean on. The problem with this is that in a lot of cases it means that you never get the chance to learn how to be truly independent. Having to lean on others is not really a good situation not only does it make you dependent it will also eventually irritate your partner. The relationship will be much stronger if you are equal partners, for that to happen you have to learn to be independent. The best way to do that is to spend some time alone.

Being alone also offers the benefit of allowing you to get to know yourself. Many people never really do this which creates the odd situation in which others know you better than you do. It is important to get to know yourself, the things you like and don't like your strengths and weaknesses. Many people will allow other people to decide these things for them because they really don't know themselves well enough. If you spend some time on your own you will get a chance to get to know yourself so that you can make these decisions on your own.

One last benefit to being alone is that it is much better than being in a bad relationship. There are a lot of people who stay in bad relationships because they are afraid to be alone. To them being with somebody even if they are the wrong person is better than being alone. Clearly this is not a good situation to be in. Being alone is much better than being in a bad relationship; you just have to get over the fear of being alone.

Living alone can be a frightening experience for a lot of people. There are a number of advantages to it but most people are not comfortable with being alone. If you take some time however to prepare ahead of time you will find that living on your own is not all that different from living with somebody.

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