Happy Holidays, It’s Over: 4 Reasons Guys Choose to Break Up During the Holidays

Getting dumped is never easy. You're left heartbroken and wondering what went wrong. Getting dumped is even worse when it happens during the holidays. You're left wondering why this jerk chose the happiest time of the year to bail on you. As it turns out, breaking up during the holidays is a very common thing. It's definitely not cool and we don't recommend it, but it happens often. Just to give you some insight as to why this guy dumped you now of all times, we've got four reasons people choose to break up during the holidays:

1. He Doesn't Want You to Meet His Family

If your relationship was relatively new, then you may have not met his family yet. It could be that he's ashamed of them (or worse, ashamed of you). His family might embarrass him by telling childhood stories or talking about his ex girlfriends. There are endless reasons a guy might not want you to meet his family. He's managed to dodge this bullet all year round, but it's almost unavoidable during the holidays. His family will be insisting that he brings his new girlfriend to their holiday dinner, and the only way out is to not have a girlfriend at all. It sounds crazy, but it's one of the most common reasons that guys choose to break up during the holidays.

2. He Doesn't Want to Meet Your Family

So maybe it's not his family that's the problem. A lot of guys dread meeting a girl's family. Meeting a girl's family means they need to be on their best behavior and live up to certain expectations. It's incredibly stressful and not fun for anyone. What guy honestly wants to sit at Christmas dinner and answer a million questions about himself? Not many of them.

3. He Doesn't Want to Get You a Gift

We know this sounds so trivial, but more people have done it than you think. There's a lot of pressure for people to get their partners a great gift during the holidays. If it's a new relationship, do you even know what to get her? Do you have to meet a certain budget? Do you have to get expensive jewelry? These are all nagging concerns surrounding gift-giving, and some guys just can't take the heat. So they take the easy way out and break up. No girlfriend, no gift-giving.

4. He Wants a New Girl for The New Year

There's just something about the holidays that makes people want to change… Oh, right, it's the whole “new year” thing. People often set goals for themselves when a new year rolls around, and one of those goals might be getting into a new relationship. He may have wanted to break up the entire year and been putting it off, but the new year has finally kicked him into action. It's part of that whole “new year, new me” philosophy. It's crazy self-centered of him, but it could be why he chose to break up during the holidays.

Guys Break Up During Holidays


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