How To Be Happy Alone And Single, According To Psychologists

There are many benefits of being single. You have all the time in the world to focus on yourself and learn what sets your soul on fire. But not many people understand this, unfortunately. Here are some of the main benefits of ridin' solo, according to psychoanalyst and relationship expert Babita Spinelli, L.P.  

More Time For Personal Growth

"Being single makes room for a person to learn more about themselves," Spinelli explained."There is more clarity around who you are and leaning into enjoying your own company." People in serious relationships don't have as much time to focus on themselves as single folks. 

You Can Do Whatever You Want

When you're single, you don't need to notify anyone about your plans. "Being single often encourages a person to look inward and take better care of themselves mentally and physically," Spinelli explained, "since they're not navigating between their own needs and those of their partner."