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Single Holidays

Christmas Does Not Have to Be Ex-Mas

Karim Shamsi-Basha | Posted 12.23.2015 | Divorce
Karim Shamsi-Basha

How do you keep the spirit up as you celebrate the holidays without your kids half the time, and without the family you were a part of all the time? And how do you refrain from eating an entire half-gallon of ice cream by yourself while watching It's a Wonderful Life -- with a box of tissue nearby? You focus on your blessings, especially those that are so abundant that we don't even notice them.

If Single People Were Honest With Their Holiday Cards

The Huffington Post | Emma Gray | Posted 12.23.2015 | Women

There's a weird stigma about being single around the holidays. "How's your love life?" asks your invasive aunt. "But aren't you almost 30?" inquires y...

10 Real Benefits Of Being Single For The Holidays

Kate Endres | Posted 02.14.2015 | Women
Kate Endres

You don't have to buy someone something just because they want it. "Oh, you want a new PlayStation game? I just LOVE when you sit in all day and play. Of course I will contribute to the habit!"

The 6 Best Things About Being Single During The Holidays

Whitney Caudill | Posted 02.24.2014 | Women
Whitney Caudill

Needless to say, it is easy to focus on the negatives of being single at the holidays. But the truth is that it isn't all bad. In fact, I believe there is a strong argument that it is better, or at least more fun, to be single during the holidays.

10 Things You Feel When You're Single During The Holidays

Jen Glantz | Posted 02.22.2014 | Women
Jen Glantz

While all the couples are off doing couples things like holding hands while ice skating through Central Park, feeding each other pieces of pie or taking selfies smooching underneath mistletoe, us single folk are left feeling like this...

12 Reasons It's Absolutely Great To Be Single During The Holidays

The Huffington Post | Renee Jacques & Sara Boboltz | Posted 01.25.2014 | Comedy

Today's culture would have you believe that it's absolutely essential to have a significant other to celebrate the holidays. After all, no one wants t...

Top 12 Holiday Don'ts For Divorcees

Susan Pease Gadoua | Posted 02.17.2013 | Divorce
Susan Pease Gadoua

For lonely single people -- those not in a couple yet, or those newly out of a relationship or marriage -- the emphasis on pairing up and being part of a family at this time of year is excruciating.

Singling for the Holidays

Kira Sabin | Posted 02.14.2013 | Healthy Living
Kira Sabin

Cuddling in front the fireplace. New Year's Eve kisses. Mistletoe. Considering that this was a time of year that we counted down to as kids, it can be pretty tough when you are single.

WATCH: How To Weather Your First Holiday After Divorce

Posted 12.11.2012 | Divorce

The holidays are supposed to be the most wonderful time of the year, but does that still ring true when you're newly divorced? On Tuesday, HuffPos...