When your friends are changing their status to "In a Relationship" or "Engaged," which you will see flooding your Facebook feed, you'll either suffer from FOMO (Fear of Missing Out) or FOGO (Fear of Getting Out).
Along with the high spirits the holiday season, a package of stress often arrives. This is especially true for divorced couples that struggle over how to make plans that optimize the holidays for themselves and, of course, their children -- who want nothing more than normality.
Nobody -- whether single, in a long-term committed relationship or anything in between -- is completely immune from that often-painful feeling of loneliness. That is, however, until you can see it for what it is: an attitude that's completely within your power to change.
I think Facebook's new breakup features are terrific, as I know many people instantly block their ex, without the ex even knowing so, and then back-peddle and send a new friend request, out of embarrassment, once they've kissed and made up.
There are actually many signs, if we pay attention. But signs or not, we might hesitate to leave a relationship out of insecurity or uncertainty. We may doubt ourselves and wonder if it's really the right thing to do.
To every woman who has coyly whispered, "I need to go to the bathroom" as you're about to get it on, and then darted to the bathroom to frantically tug out a sodden piece of white cotton before darting back to bed and apologizing: Why the hell are we apologizing for what our body does?