If you open your browser and search the word “relationships”, you will find gazillions of articles telling you how to get involved in one, how to make it work or how it could be harmful for you, but there aren’t a lot of articles that will discuss how absolutely precious being in a relationship is or how magical true love can be. So how about we take a break from all the articles telling you about how your relationship should be like or about what’s going wrong in your relationship, and start embracing how absolutely beautiful being in a relationship is?
1. Let’s face it, it’s good to have someone by your side emotionally
Ok, I know that right now I’m stating the obvious, but take it from a person who has carried the weight of the world on their shoulder alone most days. There is nothing in this world better than having someone by your side, even if they are not helping. Even if they’re just sitting there beside you not saying anything while you’re crying your heart out. Having someone will always be better than having no one at all.
2. You never have to worry about being unloved
It’s true that we are our biggest demons, but when you’re in a relationship, you no longer have to face these demons, because your partner becomes the voice in your mind, encouraging you to do better than you ever could, making you feel like you are worthy of being loved.
3. You always have a plus one
Ok for real! There is always that restaurant which has just opened or that movie that has just come out, and thanks to your partner you don’t have to call up everyone on your contact list to find company when trying out these new places. You can always just call up your partner; you know they will be down for anything.
4. Being in a relationship makes you have a more positive attitude about life
Gone are the days when the sad gloomy you would take over. Now you have a reason to look up to the future, and it doesn’t have to be in the far, far future. It can be something as stupid as looking forward to the next weekend, because you will be doing that exciting thing with your partner. It’s just that finally you have a purpose. A reason to hang on and to want more from life.
5. Being in a relationship makes you tap into this whole new version of yourself you didn’t know existed
Remember when you thought you were incapable of loving someone and giving them your all? These days feel so far away now, don’t they? Now you know that you can actually manage your anger “management” issues! Now you know that you just needed to meet the right person, the person capable of bringing out the best in you!
6. Relationships are the best propellant to fighting off routine
When you were single, your life was your own. You only did the things you wanted to do, so you went to the same restaurants, watched the same kind of movies and traveled in the same style, until you made a routine for yourself. That, however, had to change when you found someone else. Someone with a new set of interests and preferences. Perhaps someone who helped push you out of your comfort zone every now and then.
So what do you think? Isn’t it remarkably fantastic to be in love?