Should You Ringin New Year’s Eve Solo?
As we wrap up 2017, we might find ourselves revisiting the highs and lows of the year. If you have been in a relationship, you also might reflect on the good times, the bad times and what is yet to come.
Maybe you have had a terrible year with your significant other, and you want to call it quits. Or perhaps it has been a fine year, but you don’t see yourselves taking the next step. Whatever the case may be, this is a time that calls for change whether you are ready for it or not. Why is that? Three words – New Year’s resolutions.
You know you are going to make them, because everyone does. And if your love life is on a cliffhanger or dead-end, you will likely add addressing it in 2018 to your list. Maybe this means you comfort your significant other and try to work things out. Or alternatively, this may call for the end of an era and new beginning.
But “New Year, New Boo” is not the new “New Year, New Me.” Just because the clock strikes midnight you aren’t going to completely change into a new person, and likewise, you probably shouldn’t leap to dumping your significant other just because everyone else is. Reflection is really important.
You need to really think about this potential breakup. Why are you doing it? Is it fixable? Is it worth fighting for? If your answers are unclear, take some time to think things through before changing your relationship status right away. But if the answer is clear, go through with the breakup but plan accordingly.
No one wants to be broken up with on a major holiday. So think which is better – before or after. The pro to doing it before is that you will have the chance to break in the new year exactly how you would like – single and ready to mingle. However, a con is if you already have plans together that can’t be changed, you guarantee things will be uncomfortable. The pro to breaking up after, is you don’t have to worry about lurking for a kiss at midnight, and you have your night paid for.
If you really loathe your significant other, just bite the bullet and get it over with. How you spend New Year’s Eve can set the mood of your year, and if it is with someone you can’t stand that is no good.
If you are torn, what do you do? Honestly, the new year is your blank slate. It is what you make of it. There is no rush to change right away, so if you need to take your time, do so. But if you want to start fresh, don’t hold back. Feelings might get hurt, but prioritize your best self to ring in the new year the way YOU want and deserve to.
Born and raised in Northern Virginia, Christina aspires to be a public relations professional in a big city after graduation from James Madison University. In her free time when she’s not blogging away about dating and relationships, Christina loves to go shopping, watch Netflix and play with every puppy that crosses her path.