Why Single Life Sucks But Relationships Are Worse
Or basically, why people suck and no one is ever happy.
Recently, I’ve found myself at an interesting turning point in the road. An un-enjoyable one to say the least. After having an engagement broken off just months before the big day, being left alone with my 6 month old son with no help, and feeling generally heartbroken that my then fiance was not the man I had thought he was you could safely say I had given up on men as a whole. AND decided all but my boy well…suck. And it’s a pretty accurate description of my views on the gender still. So, after my allowed grieving period filled with ben&jerry’s, sweatpants, and boxes of kleenex I brushed off and moved on with the new mentality that I don’t need a relationship because I’m tough as fucking nails. (HA!)
But seriously. Break-ups suck, they’re even worse when you had a wedding date planned. When you add a child to the mixture, well you can imagine how hard that makes it. So recently I had embraced my freedom. I could be me, no more pretending I didn’t enjoy all the things he found stupid, I could wear heels without him telling me I was too tall and embarrassing him. I could dress how I wanted without criticism, read without being told I was wasting time, and speak my mind without fear of retaliations. I was free. But, after a few weeks the novelty wore off and the reality set in. Being single sucks.
You sleep alone at night, eat in restaurants alone, there isn’t the constant company and companionship to turn to. It’s lonely. You see other couples and it’s like "WHY CAN’T I HAVE THAT??" But being in a relationship is just as bad! You date, you break up, you date again, you break up again, and the cycle just keeps going until you meet the one. Ain’t nobody got time for that! Really, arranged marriages have never sounded fucking better. If there was a way to bypass the games I’d do it in a heartbeat. Got some life cheat codes? Gimmee that shit. In the meantime, I think I’ll settle for cats until someone sends me prince charming. Meow.