Have you ever been sitting around the house and then just got an incredible urge to go do something at the last minute, only to find everyone else already has plans or is otherwise unavailable? Of course you have, however if you are in a relationship or living with someone this predicament rarely occurs. If you are in a relationship there is always that special someone in your life who even if they are not thrilled with what you have in mind, will still accompany you. Friends may change plans and go along with you; it’s really not the same as rolling over in bed and elbowing another person awake to go for a midnight ice cream run with you.
Remember that when you are part of a relationship that there is someone else who is affected by your decisions. However there is also someone else that is affected by changes in your financial status. If you lose your job and are alone it could be even worse. If you are part of a two-income family you may have some time to find a new job before panic sets in. However if you are on your own there is no one to lean on, ask for advice or help cover daily expenses until you are back on your feet. This can cause fear being single.