The holiday season is about to be in full swing with endless parties, delicious food, festive cocktails, catch-ups with friends, but it’s also the time of year that most people get DUMPED.
Yes, research shows that more couples break up on December 11 than any other day of the year. Stress, not wanting to buy a gift, and worrying about meeting the parents for the first time are all said to be factors.
If your boo breaks up with you before Christmas, don’t be sad, Real fam! Here are six reasons why being single during the holiday season can actually be pretty great.
No Awkward Meetings with the In-Laws
The pressure of meeting the parents is bad enough, but meeting the entire family? Uh-uh. You won’t have to worry about making a great first impression or being on your best behaviour when you’d rather be drinking a cocktail. You also won’t be fighting over whose family to spend Christmas Day with.
Save Money on Gift Buying
There’ll be no last-minute panic buying or stress while trying to work out what your significant other or their parents want. With the money you save, splurge on yourself instead!
Enjoy Some ‘Me Time’ and Reinvent Yourself for the New Year
Spend the holidays focusing on yourself. You’ll have more free time, so practice self-love, unplug from social media, and write a list of New Year’s resolutions, so you can start 2019 just right.
Spend Time with Friends
The holidays are always a time to catch up with your family, but make time for your friends as well, because no one has your back in a breakup better than they do.
Spend Christmas Day Doing Anything You Want
Stuff yourself with whatever you want, watch "Elf," and listen to Mariah Carey’s "All I Want for Christmas" as many times as you want. No one will be judging!
When it’s chilly and dark outside, it’s easy to want to stay indoors, but make sure you go to at least two holiday parties in the run-up to Christmas. Forget your ex. Meet new people and just enjoy yourself!