What is it about individuals that we are scared to be alone?
Why do we stay with a significant other, spouse, etc.. when we know he or she is not good for us?
So I ask this question, what have you lost?
Strength of Character?
The ability to live your life alone is not scary. In fact, it can be quite liberating and freeing. Individuals have lost the strength of self— and would rather stay in a relationship that is destructive, hurtful, and overall meaningless. The current trend is not to be alone. This “stigma” states to all that you are worth someones time, someones attention, and that someone wants to be with you. The good part is that you are not alone.
The bad part?
You are not individual enough to make your own decisions. Not individual enough to think and make decisions based on what you need and what you want.
Now, stating this doesn’t mean that a person should be alone. I believe the right time, the right place, and the right person are worth waiting for. The root problem is we settle for whats right in front of us.
This is what takes away our self respect… albeit small increments at a time but ultimately individuals who do not wait for “the one” lose that respect for themselves.