Do you feel like boycotting the Holiday cuz it’s just not fun anymore??? Not only do the family duties fall on you, but on top of that you may feel overwhelmed and frustrated by the all the things you want to accomplish in the New Year. This time of year is supposed to be joyful, but many women experience sadness and heaviness.
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?
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Some women prefer Jewish guys. We have to say, with the abundance of good-looking Jewish celebs out there — like James Franco, Jake Gyllenhaal and Adrien Brody — how can you disagree? So in honor of Chanukah, here are some reasons to date an M.O.T. (that's a Member Of The Tribe, for the uninitiated).
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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.
Asking yourself the eternal where-do-we-stand question? His Christmas/Chanukah gift can give you clues to how he feels about your relationship.
Chanukah starts Tuesday night at sundown, and it's a perfect time to get closer to your significant other, old or new. The holiday season is the best time to connect on a deeper level, start traditions and get closer with a smattering of themed-activities. Don’t have any ideas? We’ve got plenty. It’s time to do some couple bonding, Chanukah-style.
Whether your summer breakup still stings, your fall heartbreak feels fresh, or your holiday heartache has yet to happen, one thing’s for sure. The holiday season is here and dealing with a broken heart can be especially tough during these “feel good” months. After all, there are holiday gatherings to attend, mistletoe to stand under (GASP – alone!), and happy couples cozying up to one another wherever you turn.
Sometimes we have to treat our relationships like a business arrangement. When traditional, lovey-dovey methods of communicating don't seem to get the job done, it's time to get formal. It's time to use things like "agendas" and "action items." Enter Tokii.com's Trading Post feature, which encourages you to haggle in the name of love. "I'll wash your car on Saturday, if you agree to give me a one-hour back rub." One person suggests a trade and the other half either accepts or negotiates the terms.
by Gregg DeMammos The holidays present couples with extraordinary challenges and opportunities for relationship and personal growth. If we look ahead at what we already know will happen, we can challenge ourselves to rise to the occasion better than ever before. Making agreements as a couple will support the two of you being on the same page, which can be vital as all heck breaks loose as it inevitably does during holiday time. We can also use these opportunities outside of the family situation and bring it into the workplace.
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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.
Are you already experiencing a feeling of dread because the Holidays are quickly approaching and you’re single and alone? You’re surrounded with advertising showing happy couples, laughing, kissing and seemingly having a great time. The more you see the worse you feel! The more you hear, “Tis the season to be jolly” or “Chestnuts roasting on an open fire” the more you feel like crying. You wish you could be jolly; if you only knew how.
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.
Believe me, I understand how strong the impulse to engage is, but you will be so proud of yourself when you resist it. Every single woman I spoke with reported how satisfied she felt when finally tak- ing control of this behavior. I know you can do this and I promise that you will feel relieved and powerful. Following these suggestions will help you break free. Quiz: Are You the One for Me?