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Staying Single Is Better Than Staying In A Toxic Relationship




Relationships can be complicated, especially romantic ones. Although many are able to handle them properly, however, a large number of people struggle to maintain a healthy balance between love, work, personal care, and socio-economic demands. This is where the conflicts are born and a lack of harmony is created among close relations accompanied by bouts of anxiety, misunderstandings, frustration, and a sense of unfulfillment. 

Experts suggest that staying single is better than staying stuck in a toxic, manipulative, or dysfunctional relationship. Seen from the experiences and life stories of thousands of people around the world, this speculation seems pretty obvious and true. But the thing is not everyone is able to either stay single for long or cope with the toxic relations in a balanced way to maintain one’s sanity. They think love and passion can sustain the growing misunderstandings and anxiety, however, this is not always the case.

There are many aspects of a relationship that is on the verge of being dysfunctional or toxic. But many fail to see and recognize the red flags as they are blinded by the passion or love they think is enough for a happy partnership. The case becomes even more complicated in romantic partnerships when kids are involved as they increase the chances of staying stuck in a dysfunctional relationship rather than freeing themselves from it without a second thought. 


Toxic relationships are highly manipulative and emotionally draining even in petty matters. They expect, or rather force, you to be the one doing everything and putting all efforts to maintain the relationship. Mostly, according to the experts from American Psychiatric Association (APA), such people are depressed, narcissists, or mentally disturbed with chronic mental issues ranging from mild anxiety to severe OCD or self-obsessive behaviors. In other words, such manipulative people are not emotionally or mentally “normal”. 

Toxic relationships affect not just the partners involved, but they affect the kids more in the long run. Kids born in dysfunctional homes are highly susceptible to life-long traumatic behaviors and changes that will further impair their social and personal relationships in adulthood. In such cases, the kids unconsciously imitate their parents’ behavior subtly or they might become outright rebels and turn towards harmful social habits to express their anxiety and frustration.

There has been a trend recently, mostly among millennials, to remain single or to detach themselves from dysfunctional relations. Staying single is nonetheless, far more peaceful and fulfilling in terms of social and personal needs instead of depending on others emotionally. With financial independence and the benefits reaped from the digital age, the new generation is moving towards self-growth and self-realization more than being stuck in toxic relationships that do not serve them anymore.

When your partner doesn’t understand your needs, who should you look forward to? Yourself. That is the simple mantra being preached by motivational speakers and followed by thousands of young people all around the world. Even experts suggest letting one’s inner self be matured before bringing another human being into it as an immature self will not be able to take responsibility for partners or offspring.  

That said, it is better to stay single and build one’s inner self instead of putting that burden and responsibility on others. Be fair to yourself and others.

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