Why So Many Couples Break Up During The Holidays?

Why So Many Couples Break Up During The Holidays?
Stacey Freeman

By Stacey Freeman | Nov 19th, 2018

In between cuffing season and divorce month, otherwise known as January for the happy or unsuspecting married folk, comes another relationship trope called the turkey drop or turkey dump. Yep, just when you thought you were safe because your significant other agreed to have Thanksgiving dinner with your parents, or you snagged an invitation to your boyfriend’s dear Aunt Sally’s Christmas dinner or Bubbe’s Chanukah party and have begun dreaming about channel settings and a honeymoon cruise down the English Channel, you may want to consider holding up for a moment and brace yourself instead because there’s a fair chance shit could get real and soon. As too many singles can attest, the time for holiday cheer can quickly become the time for holiday misery as the period immediately following Halloween to a couple of weeks before Christmas (dates vary depending on who you talk to) is also considered prime break up season. If you’re one of the ones who’s gone through a breakup during this time of year or are worried you will, you’re not alone.

The reasons couples break up around the holidays:

What can you do to make a holiday breakup easier?

Stacey Freeman

Stacey Freeman


Stacey Freeman is a New York City-based writer, lifestyle editor at Worthy.com, and the founder and managing director of Write On Track.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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