I'm Single and I'm Happy

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Sometimes you might feel like everybody around you is in a relationship. This can be tough, especially if you feel pressure to be in a relationship. Remember: It's O.K. to be single and happy!

Everyone is different. We all want different things out of life. There are lots of good reasons why you might not want a relationship or feel like you are not ready to have a relationship right now. There are also a lot of great things about being single:

  • Your decisions only affect you and don't involve a boyfriend's or girlfriend's wants or needs

  • You can concentrate on doing things you enjoy

  • You can spend time with your friends and meet new people to have fun with 

  • Being single gives you time to reflect on your choices. There are plenty of other things that you can do, including spending time with other single people, joining a sports team, volunteering for a cause you care about, or other activities that would help you meet some new people. 

 

 

Acknowledgement: This fact sheet was originally developed by youth and staff at ReachOut.com, a website that helps teens get through tough times. 

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