Have you ever heard of breakup season? It's those last few weeks you have to get out of your current relationship before all the holiday celebrations begin. So if you're thinking about calling it quits with your significant other, relationship expert Andrea Syrtash says: Get to it!
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"You don't want to bring them home if you know you don't have a future," Andrea explains. "And then it rolls into holiday parties, Christmas, New Year's, Valentine's Day. It's like a package deal, and you're a real schmuck if you break up with someone over the holidays." So speak now or hold your peace ... at least until after the season.
If you're worried that you might be on the receiving end of an impending breakup, Andrea says, you should pay particular attention to the way your partner is communicating. "If you're usually in touch with you significant other and then suddenly he's always busy, he's not really calling you back, he's making excuses, pay attention to that," she says. "You might be on the road."
In the unfortunate event that you fall victim to breakup season, Andrea has one very important tip. "Get off social media, or at least hide or unfriend your ex," she insists, "or you will drive yourself batty."
To find out what Andrea says about bringing a significant other to a holiday dinner, check out this episode of "Daily Shot."