Can you be truly happy without a special someone in your life, I believe you think you can.

Divorce rate in the United States as of this morning is 53%.  If having someone in your life is the road to happiness, then why are there so many people getting divorced?  Maybe it's because you thought he/she was the right one.  So many times lust gets in the way.  We become blind to the bad characteristics and convince ourselves that it's all good, at least in the beginning anyway.  But by the time you come to your senses, 2 kids and a 2 car garage later, it's just too late.  Then it becomes a game as to how long you can put up with it.

So what happens if you truly do find the person that touches every cell in your body in a positive, warm, loving, caring kind of way?  KEEP THEM!  Humans are happier when they are loved by someone in a relationship type of way.  I once did a survey and asked people if they would rather just 'hook up' or be in a committed relationship and 100% of the people I surveyed said, "committed relationship".

So if you find the person that just blows your socks off, reciprocate.  And when that little evil voice in your head tells you not to fall hard because their might be someone better, just keep in mind that the grass is not always greener on the other side and maybe all you need to do is to fertilize the grass you have.

People who are loved, are happier, that's a fact.  People who love back are even happier.  So if you are one of the lucky who has a significant other that you just can't live or don't ever want to live without, never take it for granted.  Say and do the right things.  Make sure they know, to you, they are number one.  Stay true.

Don't become a statistic.  Open your eyes in the beginning to not just the good, but also the bad.  Decide if that individual is long term relationship material.  If not, don't be scared to move on.  Don't spend your life never knowing what true love feels like.  For those who think having a different encounter every weekend is grand, try falling in love...that's living!