It’s not a competition. Single people are shamed for being single. When do you get shamed for being in a relationship? It’s not a matter of being cool or not. It’s a matter of supporting everyone’s happiness regardless of relationship status. If your relationship is happy, supportive, and healthy without crossing over into codependence, that’s wonderful. That doesn’t mean that single people cannot be equally as happy as you feel when you’re partnered. Making statements that it’s much better to be with a partner than single is an example of the kind of comment we’re inundated with, as if we’re missing out on something and can’t possibly be as content on our own. It’s not true, and it can be damaging. It’s great that you’re happy. Maybe allow that happiness for those who are uncoupled as well. There’s happiness enough to go around.

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