It seems that the majority of the population is either in a relationship or actively looking for one — why is that the case?
Can you tell me five substantial things you gain from being in your current relationship? I value that time alone to discover myself more than I value company in times when it gets a little lonely.
I value my time alone as an individual. I see no point in entering into a relationship unless I feel it will last long-term, which means that I will no longer, ever again, be able to enjoy my time alone as an individual and not part of some pair. I want to be able to enter into a union of sorts between two people knowing I want to be there and give it my all.
I love exploring myself. I love surprising myself.
To add a man into that equation as anything but a nurturing, positive friend would alter the chemistry of my brain. It would cloud it. I want to understand my body and what it likes.
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I want to understand myself alonebefore adding anybody else into the mix. When I decide to give up my true sense of freedom as an individual, it will be for someone very, very special.
And for someone that special, I want to be able to love them exactly the way they deserved to be loved. And, I know for a fact, that any relationship not solely based on a mutual understanding of each individual by themselves will not last.
People who have taken the time to do this are confident. They are mature and they know how to communicate effectively. However, you miss out on the special little moments of growth only you will ever know about.
You miss out on being able to have that deep sense of pride within yourself, knowing you are you because of only you. I want to be in a relationship because you have taken the time to know yourself, and because you love yourself, you know how to effectively love me.
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