Sometimes it seems there is a war going on between those who are single and those who are married. Married people get frustrated by the way single people portray marriage (see the marriage ball and chain). And single people sometimes feel married folks rub in the fact they’ve found someone shared all their experiences.
Today, I am calling for a truce! Whether you are single or married, there will good things as well as bad things. You can be happy single, just like you can be happily married. And you can be frustrated and lonely when you are single, just like you can be frustrated and lonely when you are married.
I have the good fortune to say I have experienced both. I was single for 26 years. Of course, about the first 12 of those I had no real interest in a relationship. I’ve been married for over 12 years.
As I think of both the single life and the married life, I would choose married life over single life all day long.
I’m not saying married life is better for everyone and single life is terrible, as I had some amazing times as a single man. Do I miss some of those times? Yes, occasionally. Do I wish I could go back to those days? No, not at all. I just think married life is the best life.
YourTango.com asked some people currently in a relationship what they miss about being single, and they shared the results in this article. To my knowledge, those interviewed were in a relationship, but not married. So, I think the things they say they don’t reflect how it truly is in marriage.
I’ve taken their 5 answers to what they miss about single life and given my perspective on how they won’t miss those things at all in marriage. In fact, they’ll get more. Plus I’ve shared 11 reasons why married life is the best life.
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