When we are single, we often allow fear to dominate our lives. It’s easy to end up in a place where our default state is that of being in a relationship. Being single becomes merely the gap between partners, a combination of waiting and seeking. You can’t relax because you’re uncomfortable when you’re not with someone. It may even feel like you’ve fallen off a boat and you’re sinking underwater. You hold your breath and frantically attempt to swim toward surface when you can breathe again and everything would once more be ok in your life. This level of fear of singleness can cause major problems and isn’t healthy. The reason why is because your quality of life as a single person is being compromised. You can’t fully enjoy the benefits of being single because always, in the back of your mind, you’re nagging some sense of inferiority, this irrational dread that you’ll somehow be alone forever, and if you’re alone forever, that would seem unbearable. But you won’t be single forever and being single has many benefits that can only be visited when you let go of your fear. Here are five ways to overcome the fear of singleness.