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Canon-Bailing: The Self-Care Relationship Move, Explained
Canon-bailing is a trend where you essentially cultivate your identity, personality, and everything that makes you who you are, but outside of a relationship.
It is a positive dating trend that follows the philosophy of loving yourself before loving someone else and is a great way to practice self-care while you’re in a relationship.
Canon-bailing helps you develop traits that come from being secure in who you are and what you want, which can prove extremely beneficial for your relationships.
The dating trend doesn’t necessarily have to involve doing everything alone. It just means having the ability to know who and what you are outside of a romantic relationship.
Think “about what is important in your life aside from your relationship [...] be happy with or without your partner,” relationship expert Mara Opperman explained to Bustle.