Should You Break Up With Someone Coming Up To Christmas?
December 9, 2017 (No Comments) by Tahlia Peppard

Breakups suck, no matter what time of year. The holiday season, though, has its own magical way of making a rough patch feel unbearable. Ultimately, you have to be the one to decide if you should finish out the year alone or stay the course.

This is a really tough question and I’m sure loads of people have been in this particular predicament and not known what to do. Of course there are two possible solutions to this question; no you shouldn’t or yes, you really should.

Firstly, before getting started, I would suggest talking about your issues and concerns with your partner. If nothing changes, you may need to decide whether you want to break up with them or grit your teeth and really work on it. If you’ve seen some warning signs but aren’t fully sure, check out our post on how to know if your partner may no longer be interested.

YES, YOU SHOULD…

Cracked heart

There are many reasons in favour of breaking up with your partner coming up to Christmas. You need to really think about what you want to do and what will make you happy.

Although some of these reasons are a little blunt and harsh – they are reality and you need to take that into consideration.

  1. You’re sparing them the pain of breaking up after Christmas, which will probably end up being just as rough for them because of the Christmas you’ve just spent together.
  1. This sounds kinda bad and selfish, but you’ll be throwing away money on getting them a present that will become a painful reminder once you’ve broken up. You could put that same money to better use.
  1. You’ll both have a really shitty Christmas but it’s true, because you’re unhappy, your partner will notice and they will be too. This will probably result in unnecessary fighting during what’s supposed to be a really happy festive time.
  1. To be blunt, there’s no need to stay in a relationship that isn’t making you happy or giving you what you need. So you should just rip the band aid off and do it, otherwise, you’re wasting eachothers’ times.
  1. It’s silly and even a little bit cruel to stay with someone for longer than you should just because of the impending holidays.

NO, YOU SHOULDN’T…

NO, YOU SHOULDN’T…

I’m sure lots of people would say that you shouldn’t break up with someone coming up to Christmas and that you should just stick it out.

It’s the same as breaking up with someone on New Year’s Eve, Valentine’s Day, their birthday, or the day they put down their cat. Just wait a few weeks and then do it…

  1. You might be causing them to have a really bad Christmas because they can’t get over you. Maybe wait until all the madness has calmed down.
  1. Who knows? Maybe during the Christmas time, you might renew your love for them and decide to give the relationship another go. My point being, give your partner a chance.
  1. Maybe you’re partner has something amazing planned for you to do together as a couple and you could be ruining an amazing chance to better your relationship.
  1. In plain terms, it’s cruel to break up with someone around Christmas. It’s all about timing when emotions are involved.
  1. You may regret the decision and being alone during Christmas. Getting back together after the joyous season may prove more difficult.

My first reaction if somebody asked whether I thought breaking up with someone coming up to Christmas is a good idea would be to just wait it out. But after thinking about it and having many discussions with people, it’s hard to make a choice because both sides have valid points.

So, is there ever a good time to end a relationship? I don’t think there is a straightforward answer to that question. For myself, I would rather know that it’s over, than find myself questioning and reflecting afterward, whether they only stayed with me out of pity.

All in all, holiday breakups — like all splits — are tough, and the reasons behind them are subjective and personal. Just keep in mind that sometimes, the sweetest gift you can give your S.O. (and yourself) is the truth. If you do end up taking the plunge and saying goodbye to the other half, fear not, we have you covered with our guide on How to Get Through an Irish Winter If You’re Single.

Tahlia Peppard
I’m interested in writing and reading as well as keeping up with entertainment news as a personal interest. Love to travel and meet new people!

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Should You Break Up With Someone Coming Up To Christmas?
December 9, 2017 (No Comments) by Tahlia Peppard

Breakups suck, no matter what time of year. The holiday season, though, has its own magical way of making a rough patch feel unbearable. Ultimately, you have to be the one to decide if you should finish out the year alone or stay the course.

This is a really tough question and I’m sure loads of people have been in this particular predicament and not known what to do. Of course there are two possible solutions to this question; no you shouldn’t or yes, you really should.

Firstly, before getting started, I would suggest talking about your issues and concerns with your partner. If nothing changes, you may need to decide whether you want to break up with them or grit your teeth and really work on it. If you’ve seen some warning signs but aren’t fully sure, check out our post on how to know if your partner may no longer be interested.

YES, YOU SHOULD…

Cracked heart

There are many reasons in favour of breaking up with your partner coming up to Christmas. You need to really think about what you want to do and what will make you happy.

Although some of these reasons are a little blunt and harsh – they are reality and you need to take that into consideration.

  1. You’re sparing them the pain of breaking up after Christmas, which will probably end up being just as rough for them because of the Christmas you’ve just spent together.
  1. This sounds kinda bad and selfish, but you’ll be throwing away money on getting them a present that will become a painful reminder once you’ve broken up. You could put that same money to better use.
  1. You’ll both have a really shitty Christmas but it’s true, because you’re unhappy, your partner will notice and they will be too. This will probably result in unnecessary fighting during what’s supposed to be a really happy festive time.
  1. To be blunt, there’s no need to stay in a relationship that isn’t making you happy or giving you what you need. So you should just rip the band aid off and do it, otherwise, you’re wasting eachothers’ times.
  1. It’s silly and even a little bit cruel to stay with someone for longer than you should just because of the impending holidays.

NO, YOU SHOULDN’T…

NO, YOU SHOULDN’T…

I’m sure lots of people would say that you shouldn’t break up with someone coming up to Christmas and that you should just stick it out.

It’s the same as breaking up with someone on New Year’s Eve, Valentine’s Day, their birthday, or the day they put down their cat. Just wait a few weeks and then do it…

  1. You might be causing them to have a really bad Christmas because they can’t get over you. Maybe wait until all the madness has calmed down.
  1. Who knows? Maybe during the Christmas time, you might renew your love for them and decide to give the relationship another go. My point being, give your partner a chance.
  1. Maybe you’re partner has something amazing planned for you to do together as a couple and you could be ruining an amazing chance to better your relationship.
  1. In plain terms, it’s cruel to break up with someone around Christmas. It’s all about timing when emotions are involved.
  1. You may regret the decision and being alone during Christmas. Getting back together after the joyous season may prove more difficult.

My first reaction if somebody asked whether I thought breaking up with someone coming up to Christmas is a good idea would be to just wait it out. But after thinking about it and having many discussions with people, it’s hard to make a choice because both sides have valid points.

So, is there ever a good time to end a relationship? I don’t think there is a straightforward answer to that question. For myself, I would rather know that it’s over, than find myself questioning and reflecting afterward, whether they only stayed with me out of pity.

All in all, holiday breakups — like all splits — are tough, and the reasons behind them are subjective and personal. Just keep in mind that sometimes, the sweetest gift you can give your S.O. (and yourself) is the truth. If you do end up taking the plunge and saying goodbye to the other half, fear not, we have you covered with our guide on How to Get Through an Irish Winter If You’re Single.

Tahlia Peppard
I’m interested in writing and reading as well as keeping up with entertainment news as a personal interest. Love to travel and meet new people!

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