There's never a good time to break off a relationship. One time that is definitely not good is during the holidays. So if you've been wavering on dumping somebody Thursday November 17th, 2011is the day to do the deed so you don't look like a total jerk.
No matter if it's the guy dumping the girl or vice versa, a lot of relationships go down the toilet around the holidays. Sometimes its been festering for awhile, but then when the thought of spending the holidays with them, their family, or buying them gifts and that's when you decide to pull the trigger. To avoid being talked about for years to come, break up now before you become the person that has tarnished the 2011 holidays for them forever.
When thinking about this topic I for one second thought "Wow! That's never happened to me." Then I remembered that's how it went down when I got separated. You see in this instance I was the jerk that ruined Christmas...not only for him, but for myself. I had the "I love you but I'm not in love you" speech a week or so before Christmas. And if memory serves me right I moved out the day after Christmas into my lil 1 bedroom apt.
Despite the fact that I knew we were going down the tubes I still went out and bought him a Christmas present. He on the other hand, was probably hoping that he dodged a bullet. However, when he found out I got him something he hurry up and ran to the store Christmas Eve and bought me...SWEATPANTS!! Yep, at least they were Addidas?
Now I'm sure the ex doesn't really care when we separated, but I think girls hold things a little longer and take it more personally. So, if you've been thinking about dumping the birch and making a switch...you better do it soon. Or you're forever going to be known as the person that shat on the holidays.
Whatever the reason is, may it be that you just can't the sight of them or you're just tired of spending you're hard earned money on their butt...Dump them on the official day if 2011. Dump them now before you let it go on longer and become "that guy" or "that girl."