Are Some People Just Not Relationship Material?
I am a 33-year-old woman with a lot going for her - attractive (I've done a bit of modeling), intelligent (went to college on a full scholarship and also have a Masters degree), come from a solid family (I have 5 siblings and my parents are still married), cultured, deeply spiritual, independent (both emotionally and financially) and have worked through my "childhood issues" and "baggage" through a few years of therapy and other healthy means. I even can now say that I truly love and appreciate myself.
Yet I have never dated someone for longer than 6 months. I used to be bothered by this fact, but I finally have arrived at a place where I am totally fine with it. In fact, I think it makes me unique, and now I even wonder if I just may be the type of person who is happier on her own than she is when dating someone. Sometimes I do long for a life companion, but then when I get to thinking about how my day-to-day life would have to involve considering another person all the time, I think I might ultimately feel smothered if in a relationship. Also, the "non-dating" periods of my life have always been the most peaceful and drama-free (though not always happy).
Is it possible that there are some types of people in this world who just aren't the "relationship type"? Or, as human beings, is it really one of our deepest needs to sooner or later be intimately and romantically involved with another person? Can anyone else relate to my experience in this area?