Being Single

  • Rick Hughes
  • Andrew Kinder
  • Cary L. Cooper


There’s this weird perception that you can only be happy if you are in a relationship. The reality is that you need to be happy in yourself BEFORE you can have a relationship. But society gets this wrong, as if ‘being in a relationship’ is the solution. It can actually mask or make the problem worse. You can’t really love someone else and be with another, if you haven’t learnt to love and be with yourself. You are 50% of any relationship. If you have problems going into a relationship how is a relationship going to sort it out?

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Rick Hughes
    • 1
  • Andrew Kinder
    • 2
  • Cary L. Cooper
    • 3
  1. 1.AberdeenUK
  2. 2.LondonUK
  3. 3.Manchester Business SchoolUniversity of ManchesterManchesterUK

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