What is your current relationship status? Are you happy with it? In this post, I am going to discuss my opinion about the benefits of being in a relationship. However, it's important to note that I cannot speak on behalf of all people, as opinions may vary.
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Why don't many people want to be in a relationship?
Many people don't want to be in a relationship for some reasons:
1. Trauma from bad relationships: Many people who no longer want to be in a relationship may have had past experiences with bad partners. Having a negative experience in a previous relationship can make someone afraid of getting into another relationship.
2. Rejection: Some people who no longer want to be in a relationship may have experienced constant rejection. They may think and feel that there is something wrong with their appearance or character, leading them to believe that no one will ever like them, causing them to stop wanting to be in a relationship.
3. Goals: I've heard many people say that romance is just an obstacle to reach their goals of being successful in life. It's not that they have given up on love, but for now, they are more focused on reaching their goals. However, they may not realize that time is passing by for them.
4. Obligations: Some people see relationships as obligations. If they have someone in their life, they feel obligated to do certain things for their partner, such as providing quality time. If their partner wants to get married in the future, they may feel overwhelmed by the additional obligations that come with that commitment.
5. Restrictions: Many people don't want the restrictions that come with relationships. They may feel restricted from going to places they like, hanging out with certain people their partner may see as a bad influence, and being tied down to one partner, which can be difficult for individuals who struggle with temptation.
God wants us to be in a good relationship.
Humans are meant to be in a relationship with the opposite sex.
Genesis 2:18-19 states, "Then the Lord God said, 'It is not good that the man should be alone; I will make him a helper fit for him.'"
Genesis 2:21-24 further explains, "So the Lord God caused the man to fall into a deep sleep; and while he was sleeping, he took one of the man's ribs and then closed up the place with flesh. Then the Lord God made a woman from the rib he had taken out of the man, and he brought her to the man. The man said, 'This is now bone of my bones and flesh of my flesh.'"
God recognized that it is not good for a man to be alone, which is why He created a woman to be his partner. If you notice, the earth is full of living creatures that are male and female. Although reproduction is their primary purpose, relationships play a significant role as well.
Benefits of Being in A Relationship
There are many benefits to a relationship that we may overlook if we only focus on its negative effects and base it on bad experiences, as discussed earlier.
However, it's important to note that these benefits can only be achieved if you choose your partner based on good values and not solely on your own moral compass.
Choosing the right partner is crucial for a good and happy relationship. If people take the time to analyze their partners before jumping into a relationship, there will be fewer failed relationships, and the advantages of being in a relationship will outweigh the negatives.
Having a relationship makes everything easier. Planning your future becomes more manageable when you have someone beside you who can provide ideas and support your aspirations in life.
Companionship fills your heart with joy, allowing you to enjoy life even amidst problems. You can have someone to join you when you travel, holding hands while appreciating the beauty of places, instead of being alone and appearing lonely and grumpy while trying to convince yourself that you're enjoying life.
A good partner can inspire you in whatever you do. They motivate you to be better and make you look forward to tomorrow.
Don't let shallow reasoning about relationships prevent you from being in one. Bad relationships happen because we make the wrong choices. Rejections happen to everyone. Analyze yourself and evaluate what kind of person is suitable to be your partner.