Being single iswoefully underrated. There are so many benefits to being single, and there are so many ways that it improves your life. And it's silly to think that being in a relationship is, by default, better than being on your own. "I'd rather be single, in a comfortable relationship with myself, than trapped in a dysfunctional, toxic relationship with someone else," certified relationship coach Rosalind Sedacca tells Bustle. "Being single gives me freedom so I don't waste time or energy on a relationship partner who doesn't value me and my attributes. I've given up drama and appreciate my life as it is now."
Not only does being single do you a world of good generally, there are also certain times in your life when being single is just a better option. Sure, somethings are tougher on your own — and it's nice to have a partner to bring you soup or deal with the snotty tissues when you're not feeling well. But sometimes having the freedom to go for what you want and get sh*t done, without feeling any responsibility to anybody else, is just what you need. So before you assume that coupling up is the way forward, look at these times in your life when it's so good to be single.