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How can I feel happy about being single?

304 Answers
Last Updated: 07/30/2020 at 6:50pm
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Jessica McDaniel, LPC, LCPC

Licensed Professional Counselor

I have been practicing cognitive behavioral psychotherapy since 2007 with a diverse group of adult clients with various diagnoses, all races, and socioeconomic classes.

Top Rated Answers
July 22nd, 2016 6:58pm
Being single means you can be free to do anything you want without think about anyone else. It give your freedom
July 27th, 2016 3:03am
You are independent, amazing and you don't need anther person to tell you that. Own it.
July 27th, 2016 3:05pm
All you need is yourself. Learn to be independent and you will find that when you do get in a relationship, it will be stronger
July 27th, 2016 9:10pm
Whatever situation in life in which we find ourselves is an opportunity for growth. Being single is a fantastic time to get in touch with you! Enjoy that time.
July 27th, 2016 10:48pm
You can start by telling yourself that now is the time to focus on yourself. No one can love you like you love you. You can use the time to become a better you and to prepare you for your next relationship.
July 28th, 2016 4:03am
Understand that you aren't ready for a relationship yet. Take time to enjoy and fall in love with yourself before your try going into a committed relationship.
July 29th, 2016 5:44am
being single is such a good time to find out more about yourself. you can immerse yourself in new hobbies or activities, change your style up & focus on you. you don't need someone else to better yourself.. you just need find happiness through yourself
July 30th, 2016 12:29am
Breaking up is never positive. But one thing that is positive is there are no obligations to live up to because of being single. You may not realize this immediately but it comes in time.
July 30th, 2016 2:59am
Do whatever you like to do any hobbies because when you are single you are stress free dont have to worry about the person and do whatever you want experience things
July 31st, 2016 3:30am
Being single is healthy! It gives indivuals time to consider their feelings, find hobbies, and work on personal growth. Being single grants freedom to explore options in partners as well before settling down! (I.e: find out if you like male vs female vs both, short, tall, skinny, curvy, outgoing, laid back, etc)
August 3rd, 2016 5:22am
Feeling single opens the doors to doing so many great things and also enjoying yourself and knowing more about yourself and it a nice thing and feeling
August 4th, 2016 8:21am
Being single is fun, you should enjoy the freedom. You only have to worry about yourself and you can do all the things you couldn't do while in a relationship.
August 4th, 2016 4:19pm
Do whatever you can to just feel happy, no matter what. External circumstances and people come and go but your connection with your inner Being will remain . Love and treat yourself the way you would like someone else to love and treat you so that when you are ready, you will attract the sort of person that values and treasure you, as much as you value yourself..
August 6th, 2016 5:03am
Being single can be difficult at first, especially after a long relationship. It's important to remember that it is OK to be single. You can take this time now to work on yourself. You can do whatever you want to without having to take a partner into consideration. Remember that happiness comes from within. Think about the positive things you can do as a single person.
August 6th, 2016 11:02am
Bask in the things that you haven't been able to before, count your blessings and appreciate what you have here and now.
August 7th, 2016 3:51pm
There's nothing wrong with being single. It provides us the opportunity to learn about ourselves, grow, and live a life that is conducive to us. Though it may go against the monogamous "find your soulmate" conditioning that many of us have been indoctrinated with, it can give us the chance to try dating several people at the same time (just make sure to be open and honest about this with your partners). Dating multiple people can be fun and also quite introspective about what we're looking for in a relationship.
August 7th, 2016 11:53pm
Embrace it. You shouldn't feel sad about being single. Look at it this way. You have all this freedom to do what you will.
August 10th, 2016 5:41am
It's not bad to feel happy about being single. There is freedom in being single, no ties to anyone, no burdens or luggage of other people. No relying on anyone or feeling tied down as if you can't do anything without running it past them. No sharing money, or space or anything together. No risks of getting hurt if you don't love anyone or have any emotional attachments to them. You have freedom to be with whoever you want and do whatever you want with them without any consequences or strings attached.
August 10th, 2016 7:32pm
It is difficult when your friends or family all have someone and you don't but I've helped people with this issue many times before and they've come back to me and said that them writing a list of the pros and cons to relationships made them feel better and now they feel happier not having to fight over food and what to watch on tv!
August 11th, 2016 3:10pm
When you're single, you don't have to worry about what others think. When you're single you can take time and discover yourself, who you are and what your own personal goals are. Instead of having to consider the implications of your actions, you can go out right away and do what's best for yourself. Take your time being single and enjoy it!
August 13th, 2016 3:04am
Because you don't have to shave your legs, please someone. You can do whatever you like hang in pyjama all day and take the last slice of pizza. Relationships are complicated you don't need to share pizza when you are single ;)
August 16th, 2016 7:44am
your a unique person that doesn't need someone to complete you or make you happy, but you can do these things yourself, in your own amazing way
August 17th, 2016 5:55pm
Look at the positive side not everyone in a relationship is happy, you just have to give it time the right person for you will come and it will be worth the wait.
August 18th, 2016 7:59pm
Remember that you are yourself. In the end, it's your life and you live for you. You go through hardships and happiness so you can live.
August 19th, 2016 2:12pm
I can feel happy about being single by enjoying my friends, relatives and doing all I ever dreamed of,including traveling and helping others.
August 26th, 2016 6:56pm
well its a good time to get to know our self deeply to know who we are and give chance to love your self
August 27th, 2016 5:40am
Perhaps you have a very strong support system with friends and family who can do fun activities with you that you are passionate about?
August 27th, 2016 11:39am
Be happy because you have all the time to wait for the right one and you don't have to share food every time :P
August 28th, 2016 4:24am
The real question is, how can you be happy being single if you aren't happy with yourself. Learn to love you. Learn to love yourself before loving anyone else. LEarn to love doing things alone. Having someone is not a necessity, what is a necessity is taking care of you. When you learn to do all that, you will know what real happiness is. To answer, you are the only one who can learn that
August 31st, 2016 1:29pm
Being single is amazing, you are free and have personal time for yourself doing things you love and learning about yourself. You can have fun with your friends, family, have new experiences, love will come when it's necessary