10 Nov 2017

‘Twas A Month Before Christmas: A Guide to Breaking-up During The Holidays

Ho ho how are you doing? Sorry, that was bad. I know. I just had to get that out of my system. The last time we were here, we were talking about how to score a date before Christmas, because, you know, nobody wants to go to Christmas parties alone. It’s cold. Plus there are a lot of those blasted mistletoes!

Breaking-up During The Holidays

But what if it’s the other way around? What if you’d rather kiss your mother underneath the mistletoe (and I’m talking clean love here, not some disgusting mom and son fantasy) than HER? What if it’s better to spend Christmas alone, in peace, than at war with HER? But because you’re a gentleman, you’d still want to let her off the hook as easy and as gently as possible…how do you do that, though? That’s the question. And here my friends, is the answer.

Do it as early as possible.

The more you drag it on, the worse things are going to get. Invitations to different kinds of events- family dinners, Christmas parties, etc – are going to start coming soon and you don’t want her checking plus one when you’re not going to be together anymore when that time comes.

Be honest.

There’s no need to use flowery words. You don’t want to give the impression that the relationship can still be saved when you it can’t right? So just get straight to it. But please, for the love of God, make it simple. There’s also no need to say more than you need. Remember, you kiss your mother with that mouth, bro.

And finally, don’t reminisce.

There’s no need to recap everything that has happened in your relationship whether good or bad. You shared it with each other so chances are, if she’s completely sane and conscious during that time, she remembers it pretty well too! Probably even more than you do.

Remember, there’s no “perfect time” to break-up with someone. It’s always a bad time to break someone’s heart. You simply owe it to her to be completely honest.