One writer argues that autumn is ideal for some alone time. Au contraire!
The Stir's Jamye Waxman writes:
Summer lovin' may have been a blast for Danny and Sandy (gawd, am I dating myself?) but what happened once they both headed to Rydell High? It shouldn't have come as much of a shocker that the two weren't together anymore. That's because fall, which starts today in the Northern Hemisphere in places that actually have seasons, is the most make-up or break up of all the seasons.
It makes sense. We've just come from the season where we wear less and show more. Where the sun and its Vitamin D make us feel all healthy, glow-y, and happy. We're mourning the end of the time of year when it's easiest to be social and when things around our workplace tend to get lax. After the Summer of Love ends, we turn the Autumn of Leaves. And not just the kind that change colors and fall off the trees. But don't fret. Fall is the best season for breaking up. Here's why:
If any season is a good season to end it all, it's fall. Think of it as the catalyst equinox, the time when you can best choose between commitment or freedom. And it's all about timing. It's better to break up now (if indeed a break up is coming), in fall, then around the holidays, when being only can be a major downer. If you break up now, you'll have a spring in your step in a season or two. Besides, you can always find a rebound cuddler for your winter blues. The Stir: I Give Up On Getting Married
Sure, if things have been sour for awhile, and you've just been too busy all summer to do anything about it, then yes, put each other out of your misery. But in general, fall is the time for romance, not breakups. Our 5 reasons why fall is not the best time to break up:
1. The original article arguing this was written by the Brits, who consider autumn a time when you're "faced with an empty social calendar," so you're forced to spend more time alone with your partner. Well, here in America, fall is actually a very busy social time! We've got all kinds of events and work shindigs going on — no time to be lonely or bored!
2. Who wants to be by themselves when it's so cold and rainy out? Fall is the perfect time to cozy up together and drink hot toddies by the fire in warm sweaters.
3. All sorts of college and high school reunions are happening, and who wants to show up to those solo? At least you'll have someone to show off, or get drunk with in case everyone else is being lame.
4. The holidays are coming up, and chances are, you don't want to sit at the kids' table. Plus, you can plan to travel somewhere tropical together if you live in a cold climate.
5. And finally, (this one's courtesy of our editor Lyz), "Why break up now when you can do it the week before Thanksgiving and really screw them over?"
Do you think fall is the best time to break up? Sound off in the comments!
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