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5 Things that Happen When You Embrace Being Alone
Don't be scared to walk alone, and don't be scared to like it. "Last night I was all dressed up and waiting on my blind date to arrive. He never showed up. It made me feel ugly and unworthy and a...

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Exploring solitude

We tend to see solitude as grim and imprisoning.  But in fact, the exact opposite can be true.  Solitude can be seen as freeing, as an opportunity for exploration and growth.

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You develop strengths you need

It’s always better to learn to stand on your own two legs.  And once you are self-sufficient, then relying on someone else from time to time is an act of strength, not weakness.

Tak...

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Comfortable being alone

Learning to be comfortable with being alone does not mean you can’t be in a relationship. It means that you will not be codependent and entitled.  

What we need is a healthy...

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Aloneness does not mean loneliness

The trouble is not always in being alone – it’s being lonely in the presence of others.

It’s always better to be alone than to be in bad company.  And when you do decide to come...

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Support your own decisions

Everyone you care about does NOT need to support every decision you make.  

Even if things don’t turn out as you anticipated, at least you will learn what you n...

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Experience more of YOUR life

Many of us will go to great lengths to distract ourselves with anything and everything: food, booze, shopping, television, tabloid news, online social networks, video games, phones etc...

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Isolated from outside input

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Regular doses of solitude are crucial for your brain

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1. You Spend Significant Time Together

Outside of normal working hours and with all the things you could be doing in a day, there usually isn’t much time left over to spare.

The fact that you and your significant other ...

2. You Include Each Other In Your Regular Purchases

Such acts of thoughtfulness may go from small and seemingly insignificant to as extravagant as buying matching jewelry. Keeping each other in mind to the point where you’re considering them in your regular purchases, you’re probably in a committed relationship.

3. You Get a Key

It’s a big demonstration of trust if one or both of you have keys to the other’s house.

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