People always say it’s better to be alone than with someone who’s not right for you. But that doesn’t mean it always feels like the truth. The feeling that not being alone is preferable can cause you to get stuck in a better-than-nothing relationship, where you are in the relationship for no reason other than to be in a relationship.
Here are 10 ways to help yourself recognize if you are stuck in one of these better-than-nothing relationships.
1. You have to remind yourself you’re in a relationship
When you make plans with friends, do you have to remind yourself to invite your boyfriend? When you meet a cute girl, do you impulsively flirt before remembering you’re in a committed relationship?
If you find yourself living your life and having to remind yourself to make your partner a part of it, chances are you’re in a relationship just because you feel like it’s a better alternative to being single.