Romantic Relationships over the Holidays

During the holiday season, many people often have an extended amount of time off of work – this means they have more time to spend with their family and loved ones. It is such a joyous feeling to have all of one’s family and friends in one place at the same time; all of this time off can result in some serious thinking and life doubts. This break and time away from work makes a person reflect upon their life, especially around the holiday season when giving gifts to your loved ones is such a rewarding feeling.

Some couples make if through the holidays whereas some crack under pressure and cannot handle the true definition of a dedicated couple over the long few weeks. Because so many jewelry commercials, specifically ones focusing on engagement rings, and couple expectations rise over the next few months (late November – early February), reality hits home in certain partners making them come to the realization that they cannot handle the commitment, especially over the holidays.

The holiday season is prime time to promise and reassure one’s love for each other. The pressure of the holiday season can spike jewelry sales, hotel room occupancies, dating agency accounts and profiles, and even gym memberships. Much pressure is brought upon couples around the holiday season, especially on social media. Many family members like to reconnect and know what it going on with each other’s significant partner. If one is not constantly posting about everything they are doing with their time off around the joyous season, people begin to question the strength of the relationship and may even break bonds between the couple. Self-doubt and questioning becomes an issue, not mentioning the reconnecting of strange family relatives that may to necessarily get along with one’s potential life partner.

There is always the possibility of breaking relationships over the holidays, but there is also the one individual who just wants someone to love and kiss on New Year’s Eve. Not all love is bad over the holidays, but a breakup can be escalated very quickly due to the pressure of social media, family, and societal norms.

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