The Single Person’s Holiday Playbook
(Putting an end to those awkward holidays!)
© Madelyn Griffith-Haynie, CTP, CMC, ACT, MCC, SCAC
An edited reblog of a previously published article
ENOUGH with the questions from well-meaning others!
Whether we are alone by choice or circumstance, holidays can be, at best, awkward.
“Have any plans for the upcoming holiday?” can be asked at any moment – even by total strangers trying to be friendly in grocery lines.
ANY version of, “Not really,” is something they do NOT, actually, want to hear.
Nor is it something that most of us who are already feeling marooned are eager to utter aloud.
No Mom, s/he won’t be coming
As any single person who’s ever gone “HOME for the holidays” can probably tell you, being “unpartnered” during special family events can present a unique set of challenges, especially the first time.
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