Signs you're happier staying single -

Signs you're happier staying single

Marriage rates are at a new low these days. Many people are choosing not to marry or to put off getting married for a long time. In fact, our communications coach, Marcia Brandwynne says you just might be someone who's single at heart. Here's how to tell.

"I didn't think at this stage of my life I'd be single again," says Brandwynne, "When my husband passed away, I worried that I would feel lonely and isolated. But over time I've learned that I'm OK by myself, and it surprised me to learn there are plenty of other people out there who are perfectly happy not being attached."

So how can you tell if you are one of them? Well according to a study reported in psychology Today the single at heart have a strong sense of personal mastery, a can-do attitude about

Accomplishing anything they set their mind to. The single at heart tend to be self-sufficient and like dealing with things on their own. That includes making big decisions about stuff like career, education or pursuing a passion.

The single at heart simply don't need or want a partner's approval.

Plus, when thinking about spending time alone, the first thing that comes to mind is not "Oh No!", I might be lonely but ah, sweet solitude! So it most likely won't bother you to go to a movie solo, eat in a restaurant alone, or wake up in the morning by yourself.

Unfortunately, people living single are occasionally put on the defensive. Some may ask why you are single. Others will assume that if you've stayed single past a certain age, there's something wrong with you. You must have issues. But if you truly are single at heart, you can rise above other people's assumptions. Relax and enjoy the fact that you have a full life as a single person. There's nothing wrong with your choice … that's just the way you are.

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