It's tough to be jolly when everyone around you seems to be coupled up.
'Tis the season for mistletoe, cute couples clambering aboard horse-drawn carriages for a ride in a snow-dusted park, and fridges covered with holiday pictures of gleeful families. Picture perfect if you're part of a twosome, but when you're single, any one of these cues is all it takes to start crying into your eggnog.
Recognizing that the season can set off the single-girl blues is actually the first step in making everything better, points out Jill Weber, Ph.D., a psychotherapist and author of "Having Sex, Wanting Intimacy." "Being aware of emotional triggers, like, say, seeing your sister with her perfect family, can help you pre-emptively combat them," she says.
Here, some other on-point ways to make the most of the holiday season-and we donot mean making out with your co-worker in the copy room at the holiday office party.
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