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Waiting Until After the Holidays to Break Up

Waiting Until After the Holidays to Break Up — a Do or a Don't?

January is National Breakup Month for a reason: it's believed to have more breakups than any other month. Wedged between the holidays and Valentine's Day, it's a good time sneak away without turning the knife further by leaving during family-centric December or the love fest that is February. But it also seems kind of cruel to go through the motions of the holidays while knowing you're going to leave.

So indecision aside, is it better or worse to wait until after the holidays to break up?

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snarkypants snarkypants 6 years
ugh heck no. just get it over with. the holidays are supposed to be about happiness?...well, so is a relationship! faking it is just mean.
jazzytummy jazzytummy 6 years
Don't. A friend of mine was at our Christmas party last year with her boyfriend, and he was attentive to her and considerate in front of all of us. She looked so happy and talked about how much they cared about each other. He then ambushed her two days after Christmas and told her that it was over. They had been dating 2 years. Everyone now knows he was putting on a show that was completely insincere. How humiliating. Better if he had done it before the holidays, give her a chance to grieve, and allow her to spend the holiday time with people who truly cared about her.
Ac2366 Ac2366 6 years
A don't. Just get it over with. It will suck whenever it happens. It doesn't matter to me if it's Christmas or January 14th.
Gdeeaz Gdeeaz 6 years
A don''t. There is no need to wait. I've been broken up with around Christmas time and while it sucked I would have felt a whole lot worse if the guy waited till after the holidays to do it. I would have hated to realize that the time we had together over the holidays was a sham and he wanted to break up with me the entire time.
Pistil Pistil 6 years
Hmm. Maybe It's because I'm a grinch, but why prolong the situation? But I'm also thinking, if you're thinking of breaking up in December, you must have seen it coming in November, right?
RockAndRepublic RockAndRepublic 6 years
I'm with Amber. cut the bull$hit! You're not doing anyone favors by sticking around.
totygoliguez totygoliguez 6 years
A Do. Why would you want to ruin a time that is suppose to be about happiness? It is not living a lie. It is waiting until the holiday season is over until you break someones heart. Because at the end of the day, it is not a pleasant experience for anyone involved, especially the person being dump. It is like breaking on someone's birthday. So yea, it is definitely a NO
amber512 amber512 6 years
Sorry, I just can't wrap my head around the thinking that lying ever leads to something good. I'm trying though!!!
amber512 amber512 6 years
That's exactly it though. You don't have to stay together in order to also not kick them out! Be honest, break up, and let them know that they have time to find a new place. Instead of "hey, the holidays are over, GET OUT."
lickety-split lickety-split 6 years
Actually in my friends case her live in boyfriend has a 9 year old. So rather than have them move out before Christmas, or sit around waiting to have a place to go, she's waiting. And since she's the one who plays Santa; she's bought the gifts. Sometimes it's not about you.
amber512 amber512 6 years
Ridiculous! Why live a lie? Why let them spend a bunch of money on presents for you? I get it!
hibiscus96818 hibiscus96818 6 years
Do, wait until after the holidays. My guy and I broke up the day after Christmas last year and it was terrible. The holidays should be happy, not a constant reminder that the relationship you thought was perfect was actually a total sham and waste of time.
lickety-split lickety-split 6 years
A do I just had this talk with a friend today Her live in boyfriend is not "the one", but at this point, 2 weeks out, how can she break the news? I think mid to late janurary is about right.
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