Exactly! All of this. Also, I think I probably wouldn't be a good partner anymore. I'd be constantly on eggshells for the next poor guy to cheat. It's nice to have adventures with my son and friends without having to balance my free time. Honestly I didn't mind the things my ex wanted to do but it's nice to be able to feel like doing something at the weekend and having the autonomy to pack up the doggo and boy and hit the road. It's nice to feel like having a lazy day at home binge-watching whatever show someone else might think is lame, and not having to feel bad about it.I love being single. It would have to be someone truly exceptional to make me want to date seriously again!
I love my autonomy and independence. I like not having my income bled away into someone else's priorities. I like not having to defer to someone else's tastes and wants for major decisions instead of never getting my way in any sort of fair compromise. I like pursuing my own hobbies without criticism about them being boring or stupid.
Most of all, I like not being stabbed in the back by the person who is supposed to have my back.
Only downside, is I miss sex. A lot. But not really wired for casual sex, so pretty much celebate for now. If I feel like I have fixed myself, I might date in the future but definitely not in a hurry. I don't lack for company and fun, with my friends and family, so perhaps I will be one of those awesome old lady adventurers like my late, great aunt, who headed off to China aged 84 with a friend just 'cause.