You maybe suprised that being alone every now and then makes a relationship stronger.
If you are single right now, take note of the activities you do solo, so even if you are in a relationship, you can still go back to it every now and then. This is not to say that you should keep secrets from your partner. Alone-time is very educational especially if you are trying to be more self-aware. It makes you love yourself enough to be ready to love someone else.
I found an article that elaborates this idea more at HelloGiggle.com, entitled “10 ways spending time alone will make your next relationship better.”
The article goes on to say:
It may sound like a simple concept, but be honest: When you’re in a relationship, how often are you focused on what the other person wants? Even the most independent ladies can find themselves worrying too much about what their partner thinks or feels. Of course, this can occur in the form of decisions big and small, from choosing a restaurant on date night to major career moves and life changes. What is it that you want to do today? What about in the next year? Five years? You can get a clarity of mind when you spend time alone that is much harder to achieve when you’re coupled up.
All that time spent connecting with your feelings will ultimately make you more sensitive to the wants and needs of those around you, which will make you more empathetic to your next partner’s wants and needs.
Does it sound too deep? Let me rephrase then, if you are in relationship and you worry too much about your partner and lose sight of yourself, it does not make your relationship any better. Being a couple is one thing, but you are still an individual with a life of your own.
Enjoying alone-time even when in a relationship makes you free and truly happy, because you are still thinking about yourself and not always making compromises. It will make your partner happy as well, because s/he won’t have to throw in too much effort to keep you smiling.