It’s simple in the interpersonal perspective that I hold, especially when a forced relationship can be harmful.
I found that the peer-pressure of pursuing a family, when I’m not interested in either yet; is a choice I feel would hurt my partner more than anything.
I understand the choices I make as an individual are never made in isolation, there’s always a repercussion and effect on others around me.
Whilst, I maintain that a simple life suits me well — meaning I wish to contribute my time and energy on becoming a better person, healthy relationships are an outcome of that.
Loving and appreciating my family and their effort is always welcome, but I wouldn’t allow my family to guide me into pursuing a relationship when I’m not ready.
I’d rather wait, in celibacy; figure myself out — and maybe in time, pursue a relationship if there is one in the future.
For the time being, I hope to focus on self-improvement and becoming comfortable with myself; instead of a burden to others around me.