12 Relationship Dramas You Don’t Have To Deal With When You’re Single

It was fun rolling solo for awhile, but now you’ve been on your own for so long that you’re sorta sick of being forever single. When the desire for a partner is overwhelming, just remind yourself of these 12 relationship dramas you don’t have to deal with when you’re not in a relationship. You’re welcome.

  1. You don’t have to put up with their lame friends. Few things are worse than giving up your spare time so you can spend time with your partner and their childish friends. Ugh. At least as a single, you can spend time with the people you actually want to be around rather than hanging out with lame-os out of obligation.
  2. You don’t have to worry they’ll change. Nothing in life is guaranteed. Maybe you find yourself worrying that you’ll lose your job overnight. But chances are you don’t worry about your loved ones or BFFs waking up one day and saying they want to walk out of your life in the way that your partner could.
  3. You don’t have to downgrade your dreams. When you’re single, you choose what you want to prioritize in your life. When you’re in a relationship, you need to make it one of your priorities if it’s going to thrive. The sad truth is that it will take some time away from your other endeavors.
  4. You don’t have to fight all night. Couples fight—it’s part and parcel of healthy relationships. What’s not normal is fighting with the intent of hurting each other and turning things toxic, which can happen and when it does, it’s draining.
  5. You can get up and go. One of the best things about being single is the freedom you have. If you want to travel to some exotic place, you can do so without first having to run your idea past your partner so that they know where you’re going and how long you’ll be.
  6. You don’t have to be glued to your phone. Okay, so you don’t just text your partner—you have loads of friends you love to chat with via text. But let’s be honest: sometimes it feels like a huge chunk of those texts go to the new crush or partner you’re thinking about all the time. Without that relationship in your life and the drama of unread texts, you can do something more constructive with your time.
  7. You don’t have to worry about his female friends. Yes, you know that they’re platonic. Yes, you’re reassured by your partner that he’s not interested in them. But you still can’t help but feel jealous of the other women in his life. Ugh.
  8. You only have your issues to deal with. Date someone and you date their drama too. They’re going to want to share all the problems and issues they have to deal with, which can sometimes feel draining to have to carry. Hey, you’ve got your own stuff to handle!
  9. Your sleep is undisturbed. It’s amazing to cuddle with someone but it’s not so great when that person keeps moving around so that you get woken up during the night or when they want to get to bed super-late and you’d prefer to turn in early. Being single means you can sleep however and whenever you want without anyone getting in the way of your beauty sleep.
  10. You don’t lose friends. You’ve probably read the stats: women lose an average of two friends when they’re in a relationship. When you’re single, you don’t have to worry about a relationship getting in the way of your amazing friendships. You can give so much more of your time and energy to your friends too.
  11. You don’t have to deal with more responsibilities. When your relationship becomes serious, you will have more on your plate. For example, living with a partner means taking on more household chores, paying bigger bills, and even compromising more. As a single, you can give all of these things a skip, which will undoubtedly make your life less stressed and save you money.
  12. You can get on with things. Without love being a distraction, you can focus on your career and dreams. You can build an empire and live your life exactly the way you always wanted to. You might not have someone to call and chat to at the end of the day, but you’ll be living such an amazing life that you probably won’t care about being single.


Giulia Simolo is a writer from Johannesburg, South Africa with a degree in English Language and Literature. She has been working as a journalist for more than a decade, writing for sites including AskMen, Native Interiors, and Live Eco. You can find out more about her on Facebook and LinkedIn, or follow her on Twitter @GiuliaSimolo.