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3 Reasons why partners split up during the holidays

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Unbroken relationships and marriages that you might think are so strong do break down during the holiday season.

Several relationships end at a season that’s supposed to be about affection and forgiveness. The period between mid-November and mid-December is known as the turkey drop.

Partners detect unlinked sexually

When the sex is weak or inconsistent, it usually means a couple is in big trouble. When the sexual spark is gone, there is typically nothing left in the marriage or relationship.

Household drama

Meeting your partner’s parents can be stressful whether it’s the first time or the tenth time, especially if you feel antagonized by the family.

If you aren’t ready or prepared, not only can it lead to additional pressure on a shaky marriage, but if you aren’t sure that you want to be married, associating with the family can strengthen your resolve to not take things further.

Holiday seasons are marked as emotional moments

Partners go through sufficient emotion over the holidays. It is a moment to reflect on previous holidays, past relationships, and experiences, you might feel resentment of past emotions. It is likely that the holiday will be the last straw when feelings are already at their peak.

Partners who may have been sensing that something isn’t right with their relationship are more likely to do something dramatic while their emotions are at their peak. Those tiny vexations are likely to be intensified at the time.

Partners who feel less loved in their relationship will give the relationship its final breakdown at this time because they sense they are meant to encounter warmth and joy which they don’t encounter.


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