There is really never a "good" time to break up with someone, but right before the holidays might be the hardest. Even for those people who know their relationship cannot be fixed, it can be hard to cut someone loose with Christmas music in the background. If you're ready to be single again, what do you do? Stick it out through the holidays, or move on now?
The holidays can be a wonderful time for family get-togethers, parties, traditions and customs, yet all the added stress and pressure can certainly take a toll on our personal relationships. The obligations of gift-giving and demands from our friends and families can greatly affect our mental, emotional and physical wellbeing. Many of us seem to get caught up in the hustle and bustle of shopping, seeking out all the latest and greatest gadgets that the retail markets have to offer.
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Are the approaching holidays leaving you stressed and frazzled? Do you want to learn how to survive them without wanting to drown in your eggnog? 6 Tips To Minimize Holiday Stress In this video, Life Coach & Healer and YourTango Expert, Louann Schwager Tung offers her advice for how to manage the holiday season in a cool, calm and collected manner. Learn why organizing, prioritizing and staying optimistic will make this the best year-end yet.
The other night as we walked home from work, we heard a young woman say to her friend, "My mom asked me what I want for Christmas. I told her, 'Can you buy me a boyfriend? You know, if you see anything tall or handsome.'" That really cracked us up. But this... this isn't as funny.
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With the holidays just around the corner, you're probably well on your way to making a list and checking it twice. If you've recently embarked on a new relationship, the whole process can be a little overwhelming when you hit the stores.
The person who's the hardest for me to surprise isn't our kids, it's the studly 34-year-old who shares my bedroom. It isn’t because he snoops, though. He’s pretty cooperative like that. We’re just such a team and make a habit of being so transparent with each other, that any deviation creates a disturbance in the force.
It is that time of year once again. The wonderful, busy, stressful, joyous, lonely and fun time all bunched up into a few weeks time. It is a time of year when our focus turns to home and hearth and sometimes with that focus, we become keenly aware of a relationship that is not working for us. It might be one in which we have not been happy for a long time or it could be something new has developed that we hadn’t noticed until now.
Asking yourself the eternal where-do-we-stand question? His Christmas/Chanukah gift can give you clues to how he feels about your relationship.
You don't have to be Scrooge to hate Christmas. In "A Christmas Carol" we learn that Ebenezer Scrooge used to be a nice boy who became bitter through parental neglect and brittle by his emotional dependence on his sister, who abandoned him by dying. Poor guy. He was the sad product of a dysfunctional family.
I remember how excited I would be if I met someone who showed some real relationship potential in the months or even weeks leading up to the holiday season. Finally! This Christmas I might actually be a part of a relationship - a couple! I might actually have someone to show up with me for the office holiday party and family Christmas gathering! Someone to exchange romantic gifts with and to snuggle with in the cold nights; to kiss under the mistletoe.
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There's no other time like the holidays to examine your life and how lucky you are to be surrounded by friends and family. While you're at it, you might as well take a look at your relationship with your significant other and see just what makes you click. We're not suggesting you sit down and have a deep, intense one-on-one under the mistletoe (although that's always fun, too), but instead make a game out of it. Tokii is here to help.
Between selecting the perfect gift, booking expensive flights and dealing with the in-laws, the holidays are stressful, and, unfortunately, the closest target for those frustrations is often one's partner. Here are ten common holiday fights couples have during the holidays and how to avoid them.
Once again, 'tis the season for your annual quest to find the perfect Christmas gift for important people in your life. At the best of times, gift-giving can be a strange and stressful mixture of obligation and a genuine desire to show appreciation for the relationship. It's hard enough to get it right with people you know well — close friends and family.
Studies show that being a generous partner not only makes for a happier relationship, but actually provides health benefits for both partners. But how can you tell whether you're truly generous? Many people have trouble assessing this personality trait, and tend to overestimate their own generosity. Others are chronic "givers," letting their significant other walk all over them and often not even knowing it.