Merry Christmas, darling: You're dumped

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Registered: 04-21-2008
Merry Christmas, darling: You're dumped
Fri, 12-17-2010 - 11:53am

Why do you think more peole break up during the holidays?

Merry Christmas Darling: You're Dumped

Carrie McDougall's boyfriend gave her a Christmas Eve surprise she absolutely did not expect — he dumped her. Even worse, it was for someone else.

Decades later, the 48-year-old web designer from Port Townsend, Wash., still vividly recalls that long ago Dec. 24.

"I was devastated," she remembers. Losing her first serious boyfriend was bad enough, she said, "but the fact it was on Christmas Eve added a whole other layer to it."


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Registered: 05-18-2009
Fri, 12-17-2010 - 3:36pm

Because the holidays are a time to spend with loved ones... And if you don't want to be in a relationship with someone anymore, it's better/easier to break up with them rather than going through the awful dishonesty of pretending to be happy. I'd rather be broken up with before the holidays (so I can spend that time with family/friends) than afterward, and have the holiday feel like a joke.

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Registered: 12-22-2007
Fri, 12-17-2010 - 7:14pm
Yep, I've got a friend who found it was never quite the right time to break up with his girlfriend. Too close to her birthday, then too close to Xmas, then too close to Valentines.....and on it went for about 6 months.

I appreciate that he didn't want to ruin her memorable days, but I think being strung along for months on end would have been much worse.