Or another relationship shattering under the pressure of the holidays?
Why do the holidays take such a toll on relationships?
Expectations hyped up by advertising and the annual cultural blast of merriment can be deadly to real-world relationships.
In the last week, I have both asked and been asked the following: What should I buy for this person I haven’t dated long but who is special to me? Do you want to bring your new friend to Christmas dinner?
None of these questions are likely be make-or-break for those near and dear to me, but for other couples, giving the “wrong” answer to such queries may result in their becoming holiday statistics.
While there are many things you can do to relieve stress, one aspect that you may not have considered is how creating a mindset of mindfulness may help to navigate the difficulties that all of us inevitably encounter along the way.
Eharmony partnered with Stop, Breathe & […] Read more Dear Sara: After a year of going on dozens of so-so dates, I finally met a guy I really liked.According to one study, college students polled a week before and after February 14th were more likely to break up than those in other time periods.Between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day, however, there’s an additional whammy.Not even a year later, that thought has become a reality. In the potent end-of-year mix of expectation, joy and stress, many relationships will be tested…and found wanting.You’re here, I know, because you’re holding onto hope by a tiny little thread.