10 Reasons You'd Be Better Off Single, Therapists Say

You're in a toxic or abusive relationship.

A poisonous relationship is one in which the other person treats you badly, lies, controls you, or abuses you physically, or emotionally.

Your partner is harming your finances.

Most people know what happens when someone physically, emotionally, or financially abuses them, but not as many know what happens when someone financially abuses them.

You don't truly want a relationship.

That many people enter relationships because of societal pressure to find a partner, rather than from a place of genuine desire.

You recently went through a breakup.

After a breakup, you may feel that you need to get straight back into the dating pool.

Your partner makes you feel bad about yourself.

Some relationships make you feel like the best version of yourself and help you reach your potential.

You're lonely or looking for validation.

Sometimes it's important to take a step back and examine why you want a relationship in the first place.

You want to focus on personal growth.

A great relationship can help you learn about yourself and grow in meaningful ways.

You want to invest more in other relationships.

Romantic relationships get an outsized amount of our attention, but they're not the only important relationship in your life.

You crave more emotional stability.

Healthy, long-term relationships can give you a sense of stability and comfort, but the first few months or even years of dating can throw your emotions all over the place.