Your relationship did not work out for whatever reason. Whether it’s been a few weeks or a few years, you’ll have come a long way in learning something you didn’t know before. There will have been highs, which have been removed from your story because you’ve broken up, but you still own those good times, those happy memories. There will have been lows, and instead of seeing them through the rose-colored glasses of someone who wanted to make it work, you can see them for what they truly were. 

For many couples, this is the perspective they may have for single or “It’s complicated” types of people. But in reality, singles are somewhat jealous, fascinated and secretly yearn for such affection. Singles are stereotypically judged for being explicitly jealous and dare I say, lonely. But this is not the case for all single people. I can attest that singleness is not a curse but rather a blessing. Currently being single, I can focus on my individual growth, spend money on myself and be independent. But although singleness is great, there are moments in which I desire companionship as seen on the University of New Haven campus.