So many movies are about finding love. So much marketing is about getting hitched. In our society, togetherness is celebrated so much more than being alone. So it’s no wonder that aloneness is seen as a temporary state that we hope to escape quickly on our way toward finding that special someone.
It’s true that sharing your life with someone special is indeed wonderful. But sharing your life with someone who isn’t wonderful is far worse than being alone.
When you’re with an abuser, you’re more alone in that relationship than you would ever be by yourself.