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Stop Saying that Being Single Is Better Than Being in a Bad Relationship

That’s too generous to romantic relationships and too grudging to single people

Photo by Tolga Ulkan on Unsplash

I hear this all the time: “Being single is better than being in a bad relationship” (or a bad marriage). There are other versions, too, such as, “It is better to be single than to wish you were.” Sometimes I…




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Bella DePaulo

Bella DePaulo

“America’s foremost thinker and writer on the single experience,” according to the Atlantic. Author of “Singled Out.” Harvard PhD

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