Create new traditions. If you've recently gone through a breakup, separation or divorce, you probably associate certain memories with your ex. Don't recreate them. Bake a different Thanksgiving dessert this year. Find a new neighborhood to visit for holiday lights on Christmas Eve—or scratch that tradition entirely and go to the movies.
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The holidays tend to be a pretty polarizing time. You either love them or you hate them. For others, it's a magical time with snowglobes and an extra reason to spend time with your favorite people. I tend to swing between the two ends. One the one hand, I love Thanksgiving and Christmas. We spend it with one of my best friends and her family, and no matter what we do we end up laughing until we cry; we also eat so much good food that stretchy pants are now a mandatory requirement. Every year I try very hard not to let that overshadow all the good, but it's still always there.
By: Linx staff member, Michael Norman. I thought I was going to spend the day alone almost literally licking my wounds and feeling sorry for myself until a good friend invited me to join her, her roommate, and one of her co-workers for an impromptu Christmas dinner. I learned a lot of things I never expected to learn that evening, and one of the most important is that being alone is often a choice. And I would enjoy those alternatives. In fact, if you take the initiative to invite new people into your world on a day when they would otherwise feel alone and possibly dejected, you might be incredibly surprised by the warmth and intensity of the connection that could result.
By Amy Dusto. Thirty-four-year-old Chicagoan Megan Sizoo adjusted to her new normal in the pandemic much like everyone else: stocking up on masks, maintaining social distance, and keeping most of her life close to home, including working remotely since March. But some new rules she had to invent on her own: no hugs until the third date and no meeting with anyone who wasn't willing to start things outdoors, with a mask on—and absolutely no dating anyone who claimed COVID was a hoax or the same as the seasonal flu. In a time marked by fatigue stemming from constantly evaluating ever-changing risk levels, Althoff suggests having a predefined set of questions in place to make dating decisions easier.