Loving apart is hard but it seems harder during the holidays. In a recent article titled Being Single During the Holidays, Cheyenne Bostock listed a number of things that you can do if you find that you are alone during the holidays. The ideas were really good and you should find one or a combination that works for you. Being without your spouse during the holidays is not easy and here are the first 3 suggestions below:
1) Invite family and friends over. If you’re not in a relationship, SO WHAT??? You’ve still got family and friends, so make a holiday dinner, ask your family members and friends to bring drinks and snacks, throw on some music and you’ve got a party! This will prove to be so much more valuable than settling for a “pop up guy” who wasn’t there before the holidays and probably won’t be there after.
2) Take yourself out to dinner. If you’re by yourself, you shouldn’t be lonely/bored. To be lonely or bored is to suggest that you’re not much fun to be around. If that is the case, it’s time to break that cycle so that hopefully in the near future you can meet a romantic interest. In the mean time, get out of the house and treat yourself to a nice dinner. I’m quite sure there will be other single men and women who are doing the exact same thing. And if they are, you’re on your way to making new friends. #WinWin
3) Attend a family gathering Surely someone in your circle of family and friends is hosting a holiday party. This is your chance to connect with like-minded individuals in a fun, safe environment that will keep your mind off of being single. Who knows, there may be that one guy who isn’t family, isn’t a friend and is single and ready to mingle… with you. You won’t find this kind of opportunity at home. 😉