10 Tips For Living Without Love
You don't have to be miserable if you are alone and take 10 tips for living without love to heart. It can be extremely difficult to see all of your friends and family members in relationships while you sit on the love sidelines, but you can find other ways to happily enjoy your time without love.
- Form solid friendships. Spending time with friends you have fun with and trust is not only a way to pass the time, but almost a form of love in itself. You also may get lucky and find the person you want to spend your life with when you are least expecting it.
- Get a pet. There is nothing like coming home after a crappy day and watching your dog go nuts purely at the sight of you. Cats are great when you are by yourself and need a lap-warmer. Some people find fish relaxing, and the maintenance is lower if you're typically on the go.
- Keep family ties. Maintain relationships with your family members, or at least the ones you actually like. Your family can be a never-ending well of support and love when you need it.
- Keep busy, and not just socially. Indulge in hobbies when you have the time; a relationship does have a way of eating into your alone time, so write that book or build that car while you still can.
- Date casually. Not all of your romantic relationships have to be grand love affairs; sometimes, a good roll in the hay and pleasant conversation is enough. Don't lead on the person you are seeing if you know it will never go anywhere; that is just asking for problems later.
- Take a class. Yoga, painting, computers--whatever floats your boat. You'll get to meet new people and finally learn how to dance at the same time.
- Excel at your job. You can make that promotion or earn the widescreen TV you've been eyeing.
- Figure out your personal goals. People sometimes define themselves by the relationships they are in. As you are single, you have the ability to focus on what you want in life, rather than what you want to do to make another person happy.
- Get stuff done. Organize the closet. Fix that broken door. All the things you have been putting off, do. Not only will your home look better, you'll feel better after experiencing that heady sense of accomplishment.
- Don't freak out. Not every person is married by 25. Don't measure yourself against your friends who are married with kids already; the grass is always greener on the other side.