9 Toxic Things You Don’t Realize You’re Doing Because You’re Afraid Of Being Single Forever

8. You Stay in Bad Relationships Way Longer than You Should.

You would rather be with someone than no one at all.

You tell yourself that it’s okay. Despite the abuse and neglect and hurt feelings, there are many great moments in your relationship, and, after all, relationships are hard work; people should work their issues out instead of just breaking up with each other.

You can’t envision life after a break-up. And you think, “What if this is my best or last chance at having a relationship?”

9. You Don’t Do Things You Truly Want to Do.

You might have the dreams to become a free spirit artist who travels the world, but you don’t follow these dreams because you’re worried they might ruin your chances of finding a relationship.

You have an idea of what it means to be a partner, a husband/wife so you don’t do things that deviate from this ideal image or risk you being seen as not “relationship material”.

Because you fear rejection and want people to like you, you show them a version of you that you think they want to see while burying your true self further and further underneath.

You put people’s needs and preferences before yours and invest your time in others instead of doing things that you truly want to do.