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Are You Newly Single This January?

A few months ago, on Halloween, I shared a belief many of my friends have — that if you're dating someone you aren't sure about, Halloween is the time to break up with them, or else you'll be stuck together through the entirety of Winter. Apparently their theory isn't as wacky as it may sound. According to the UK Telegraph, breakups and divorce rates will be on the rise this January. Shelley Hesford, of Cheshire law firm SAS Daniels, was quoted saying, "We get more calls in the first few days of New Year from couples wanting to separate or divorce than any other time of the year."

We're 13 days into the new year, so tell me, are you still coupled up or are you newly single?


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LoveSarah LoveSarah 8 years
My boyfriend of 3+ years and I broke up yesterday. I'm still trying to process it all. :(
nicachica nicachica 8 years
Broke up with my ex at the end of October (HA, right before Halloween!) and i'm soooo glad i did. that was a dead-end road and after getting over the whole "I miss you" stuff, i'm enjoying my singledom once again! :)
macchiatolove macchiatolove 8 years
actually, I met and started dating someone over the holiday period! so that was exciting. Yay!
babysoftpink babysoftpink 8 years
Is being single for 37 years out of your control a good thing?
Muirnea Muirnea 8 years
Still together...
xopiperxo xopiperxo 8 years
Percy Percy 8 years
How about just single. :-)
popgoestheworld popgoestheworld 8 years
Still together and stronger than ever!
austerity austerity 8 years
Just broke up a few days before New Years. I have been wanting to break up since forever, but he would never hear of it. So I drew him completely crazy and made myself a totally unlikeable person, until he himself pulled the plug. I'm glad he did. He is SO not the guy for me.
dm8bri dm8bri 8 years
Still together and talking about plans years from now, so I guess we're pretty damn happy!
Berlin Berlin 8 years
4 years later we breakup, in the end I know it's for the best, but it leaves a void for now
babysoftpink babysoftpink 8 years
Single and don't want it to be forever. God, please help me.
Jude-C Jude-C 8 years
Happily together :)
simplyfab87 simplyfab87 8 years
Newly single, broke up in December. But definitely not loving it (even though I'm the one that broke up with him), it still hurts too much to be joyous about it.
MyOwnRules MyOwnRules 8 years
Neither, am kinda getting into a relationship now.
ThePerfectScore ThePerfectScore 8 years
Single!! That relationship drained me emotionally for almost 2 years of my life... I decided I had to let him go. It would be a sad sight to still be caught up in a dysfunctional relationship at the 2 year mark (March 10) when it's been messed up from day one. It's a decision I have no regrets about. It's a easier New years resolution than my exercising 3 times a week.
juicebox07 juicebox07 8 years
Broke up in December. It still feels kind of new, so I guess that's a yes for me.
mondaymoos mondaymoos 8 years
How about still happily single? ;)
GratefulGrl80 GratefulGrl80 8 years
single and loving every minute of it!!
caty1221 caty1221 8 years
still together it'll be 2 years in april and we'll be moving in together beginning of september.
GScott86 GScott86 8 years
Ac2366 Ac2366 8 years
We're still together. Been seeing each other since August (ish) so we're kinda still in the infatuation/honeymoon phase and it's going very well.
geebers geebers 8 years
Wow I can't believe how split this poll is!! We are still together- but then we spent the holidays separately and that helped us miss each other!
jessr1214 jessr1214 8 years
i'm in the middle...i had been contemplating a breakup and told him i wanted him to move out and he decided to move to colorado (i'm in st. louis) with his brother but we're still technically together, just taking a big step back. i'm kinda excited though :-)
yellowshoe yellowshoe 8 years
I had a 12/28 breakup, too... for the best, I know :)
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