Even though being solo can be an empowering and amazing feeling, if it's been a while since you've been on your own — or you're still reeling from your first breakup — it can take a little time to adjust to your newly single status. But it's important to remember that being single is so much better than being in a relationship that isn't working.
And even if you were in a relatively drama-free relationship, being single can allow you to really grow. "While a healthy relationship is certainly a beautiful thing, there are also plenty of benefits to staying single as well," Logan Cohen, LMFT-S, tells Bustle. "Someone who is single can have their immediate surroundings reflect their specific needs MUCH more consistently than if in a partnership. Single people also have a lot more time to develop their platonic social network, grow professionally, and even do their own personal growth work while not being distracted by the concerns of a partner."
If you need a little boost to help adjust to your newly-single status, here are some empowering quotes to remind you that being on your own can be amazing — and that there's a whole more lot to focus on than your love life.