8 Reasons to be in a Relationship
Getting into a relationship can be exciting,
fun and life changing,
yet scary at the same time.
Are you wondering if you’ve met the one yet?
Or are you still longing for a life-long partner?
Not sure if getting into a relationship is a good idea?
Here are eight reasons why getting into a relationship
is actually good for us.
1. Sharing your life with someone you love
makes you happier.
Having a partner be there for you
during the ups and downs in life
feels validating and less tough.
Life is full of surprises.
Did you just get promoted?
Did you start your own business?
Perhaps you dog passed away?
It’s nice to know that
there’s always emotional support when you need it.
It’s comforting to know that
there’s someone who cares about you in a different way,
and shares your burden in life
as well as your happiness.
2. Being in a relationship helps you grow mentally.
Many things in life can not be learned from textbooks.
Being a supportive partner is one of them.
We are transformed by who we allow in our lives.
Our partners are able to influence
and change our outlook on life.
Many research studies have shown that
people in healthy relationships
have changed for the better
because of being in a healthy relationship.
Based on data from a pair of UK surveys,
the study found that happiness was even higher
among couples who saw their spouse as their best friend.
In a study by the American Sociological Association,
people who are in a relationship or married
has reported significantly higher life satisfaction
than those who are single, seperated,
divorced or widowed.
Also, we get to learn what it is like
to give and receive in a relationship
and how to compromise with one another.
3. It feels comforting to know
that someone loves you for you.
In social situations,
we might tend to show our best selves
and hide the part of ourselves
we feel ashamed to show the world.
Opening up to someone is scary,
but it can be rewarding and relieving
when it is the right person.
Being vulnerable takes courage,
but it is very assuring
when your partner has seen the part of you
during your worst days.
They know your quirks, habits
and your deepest darkest secrets,
but still love you for who you are.
4. You are more productive.
With the right partner,
you can get more things done.
Even boring tasks like housework and errands,
can feel less mundane
and more fun when you do it with someone.
After all, two is better than one.
Teamwork is key.
A writer named Chris Bailey
spent 10 days living and working
in complete isolation
in his girlfriend’s dad’s basement as an experiment.
And he hated it.
According to Chris,
living in isolation
was one of the most difficult experiments,
but it did teach him one key lesson
related to getting stuff done.
People are the reason for productivity.
In his blog called a life of productivity,
“People are why we do what we do,
and why we push ourselves to accomplish more. “
5. You are healthier.
Did you know?
Physical and emotional intimacy with your partner
keeps you happier.
According to scientist,
physical intamacy, such as sex and physical touch,
help us reduce stress and get better sleep.
For example, a study published in January 2015
in the American Journal of Cardiology,
found that men who has sex twice a week or more
had less risk of cardiovascular disease,
such as stroke or heartattack,
than those who had sex once a month or less.
chemicals like oxidosome are released,
that make you feel closer to your significant other.
It also helps to promote
a deeper connection with your partner.
Hence, a more fulfilling relationship
and better emotional health.
6.Your risk of depression is reduced.
Depression is a common and serious medical illness
that negatively affects how you feel,
the way you think, and how you act.
Fortunately, being intimate and romantic in a relationship
causes the body to release few good hormones,
such as serotonin,
making you feel happy and energetic.
This helps you reduce your risk of depression.
According to a Health & Human Services report,
getting married and staying married
reduces depression in both men and women.
And research in the areas of physical health
has shown that high levels of social support
may actually improve prognosis in such conditions
as cancer and myocardial infarctions
by reducing symptoms in anxiety and depression
that can often be associated with these illnesses.
7. No more disastrous online dating exprience.
Some people embrace the single life.
They may enjoy spending time with others,
but they don’t want to commit to any of them.
But admit it,
online dating is truly a fun yet weird place.
Dating a bunch of people
who you are not really connected with
can be nerve-racking and stressful.
Once you are in a serious relationship,
you will realize committing to your partner who gets you
is way better than small talks with random dates.
8. It brings excitement into your life.
Being committed to someone
who has the same values as you
and wants the same thing in life
is truly a precious thing.
You feel excited and happy
when you finally find someone like this,
because you see a future in each others.
Perhaps down the hill,
you desire to start a family,
have kids, or start a business together.
Even the relationships can be hard work sometimes,
if you feel you are emotionally secure and ready,
being in a relationship with the right person
can be truely rewarding, comforting
and good for your health.
When you are ready
or have met that special someone
who has potential,
why not give a relationship a try
and see where things lead?