We are in the middle of the holiday season and that means there are inevitably people out there pondering this dreaded question: “What do I get great Aunt Jenny?” Okay, no. We mean the other dreaded question: “Would I be a total jerk if I dumped my boyfriend/girlfriend right now?”
The holidays are a joyful time but they can also be a stressful, emotional time. For this reason, many people who have been on the verge of a breakup for some time feel like they should finally take that final step and call it quits for good. But is this really a good idea? Is it okay to dump someone during the holidays?
Well, the answer is yes and no. It depends on the actual reason behind your desire to break up. If your emotions are just on edge during the holidays, it could be that stress is pushing you to dump your partner at this exact point in time. If that's the case, you shouldn't dump them during the holidays. You'd be a total jerk! We'd suggest waiting it out until after the holidays and seeing if you still want to end the relationship once everything has calmed down.
On the flipside, if your partner has done something terrible or has been doing something terrible to you for a while, any time is the right time to end the relationship. You don't need to ruin the holiday season by being with someone toxic. Go ahead and cut your ties so that you can each celebrate your holidays with your respective families and then move forward with your lives!
All in all, if you are contemplating breaking up with someone during the holidays, consider the consequences for yourself and for them as well. Is it going to make your holiday season better? Is it going to make their holiday season better? Is it going to ruin their holidays and make you look like a total jerk? The answers to these questions can help you make the final decision!