Study after study indicates that marriage, or married people, tend to be happier than non-married people. But this is a correlation–not a statement of cause and effect. You could assume that marriage makes people happy–or you could assume that happy people are more likely to marry. Whatever the case, I don’t suggest waiting on a relationship of any kind to make you happy. Be happy first. The rest will follow.
James Robbins is a licensed psychotherapist, published author, and co-owner of Dallas Whole Life Counseling. In addition to providing counseling since 1999, he has lectured and offered workshops exploring various topics related to psychology and spirituality and has been a featured expert in a variety of media sources. James holds two graduate degrees in Creative Writing and Counseling.