1. As selfish as it sounded, she had to focus on herself. She kept trying to find happiness in other people but realized it had to come from within her. Everyone wasn’t meant to understand her solitude and some slighted by her focus. Then again, misery loved company and she learned to love being alone. — R.Solo, author of Pieces of a Beating Heart
2. Your life will get better when you realize it’s better to be alone than chase people who don’t really care about you. Saying YES to happiness means learning to say NO to things and people that stress you out. — Thema Davis
3. So where is my “happily ever after?” Who knows? Maybe a happily ever after does not require finding a true love and growing old together although it would be nice. Maybe a happily ever after only requires you to love yourself. — Donna Pantry
4. So many people are so terrified to be alone that they settle for a loveless relationship or stay trapped in a miserable one for months and even years on end. But as it turns out, alone means unique, unequaled, and unexcelled. Or in other words: Unparalleled. Unrepeatable. Unable to be imitated or duplicated. Brave. FABULOUSLY ORIGINAL. — Mandy Hale, author of The Single Woman
5. You’re not single because of an attitude problem. You’re single because some men have a problem with strong minded women. Women who aren’t afraid to call b.s when they see it. You’re single because you’ve yet to find someone who is willing to understand why you are the way you are. You’re single because you’re built for a man who won’t be intimated, he’ll find you.. — RH Sin, author of I hope this reaches her in time
6. I love being single. It’s my choice, not a sentence. It’s not a state that I’m in until someone better comes along. Don’t feel sorry for me. I love my life. A book can give you most things a relationship can. It can make you laugh, it can make you cry, it can transport you to different worlds and teach you things.
You can even take it out to dinner. And if it bores you, you can move on. Which is pretty much what happens in real life. — Sarah Morgan, author of Sunset in Central Park
7. You’ll learn, as you get older, that rules are made to be broken. Be bold enough to live life on your terms, and never, ever apologize for it. Go against the grain, refuse to conform, take the road less traveled instead of the well-beaten path.
Laugh in the face of adversity, and leap before you look. Dance as though EVERYBODY is watching. March to the beat of your own drummer. And stubbornly refuse to fit in.— Mandy Hale
8. You deserve honesty. You deserve transparency. You deserve someone who respects you enough to never lie to your heart. You deserve appreciation. You deserve loyalty. You deserve someone who would never abuse your trust. You deserve love. You deserve someone who would still be there for you even when everyone else has walked away. You deserve someone who’s REAL. Never settle for less. — Trent Shelton
9. You don’t need anyone’s affection or approval in order to be good enough. When someone rejects or abandons or judges you, it isn’t actually about you. It’s about them and their own insecurities, limitations, and needs, and you don’t have to internalize that. Your worth isn’t contingent upon other people’s acceptance of you — it’s something inherent. You exist, and therefore, you matter.
You’re allowed to voice your thoughts and feelings. You’re allowed to assert your needs and take up space. You’re allowed to hold onto the truth that who you are is exactly enough. And you’re allowed to remove anyone from your life who makes you feel otherwise. — Daniell Koepke
10. Be grateful for your singleness. It has made you strong and independent and unflinching in your unwillingness to settle. It has protected you from wrong men and forced you to take risks and taught you the value of your own company. It has given you the space and grace to become exactly who you are. — Unknown