I hate to break it to you, but break-up season is officially here, and despite it happening every year, we are NEVER prepared!
If you’re reading this and stressing tf out right now don’t worry, you’ve made it through the thick of it because, at the time of writing this, yesterday (11/12) is the day your relationship is most likely to end - so if you’ve made it this far count your lucky stars and hold on tight for the rest of the festive season.
Of course, if you're a single pringle rn, that's totally cool too! You get to sit back with a bowl of popcorn and watch the chaos unfold.
Rori Sassoon, a matchmaker in New York City, told Cosmopolitan that the next two weeks are when breakups happen at lightning speed.
But why? I thought this was the happiest time of the year!
Sassoon suggests breakups tend to surge before major events. Especially significant occasions where you’re more likely to be meeting you’re partner’s family.
This could be because of the high level of commitment at this time of year, and the fear of having to prove you're in a serious relationship.
"People who feel that their relationship is about to expire - whether it's before or after the holidays - think, I'd rather simply nip it in the bud and break up," Sassoon adds.
So, congrats to all the couples who have just gotten over the hump that is December 11.
Here are a few tips on how to make it through the rest of the dreaded break-up season:
Okay, okay, I may have just caused mass hysteria for your relationship, but please, for the love of god, DON’T overthink it!
Whatever will be, will be, and there’s no point in stressing over what hasn’t even happened yet!
On that note, if you’re having worries or doubts, talk about it.
You’ve heard it all before, but communication is key. Having an open and honest conversation with your partner will help you both address any added stress or pressure you're feeling about your relationship.
Finally, have some fun!
Now is an excellent time to plan something fun and exciting for you and your partner. Make the most of your time, whether it's an outdoor adventure or a cheesy movie night at home.
What better time to refresh your relationship than before heading into the new year?!