Thought Catalog


We would all agree that being in a relationship makes us emotionally dependent upon the significant other. We start counting on them to make us happy. And thus, we end up disappointed and broken. Whereas being single makes us emotionally independent and happy.

This guy, let’s call him Robbie, came into my life at a time when I was really searching and yearning to be with someone. I distinctly remember a conversation I had with my sister Candi not long before I met Robbie, telling her how desperately I wanted to meet someone – I had been single for two and a half years and was over it. My sisters’ advice was to be patient and to “go for gold”.