Despite our efforts -- the selecting of nice clothes, the telling of (what we think are) amusing stories -- sometimes our performance falls flat, and we sit across from a silent, mirthless audience of one, signaling the waiter for the check.
Goodness me, it's not easy finding a positive representation of single people in movies and literature. The message seems to be that being single will eventually turn you mad. Thankfully, those fractured souls are nothing like my single friends, some of whom have never had a relationship.
There are many circumstances where breaking up can be a good thing for both people involved, but there are also many bad excuses that can lead to a breakup. Make sure you consider your situation carefully, and avoid breaking up for these 10 reasons.
Along with those vows to go to the gym and read more books, it's also useful to think about the parts of you that don't need improvement. In that spirit, I'd like to suggest three New Year's resolutions that most singles can skip.
Singles are often grilled about their personal lives in a way their married relations rarely are. When was the last time your sister and brother-in-law were asked to defend their "married lifestyle" to a table of 12?
Put these five useful strategies to good use, and you'll be over your ex before you know it! Breakups can be very healthy, and in time, you'll be ready for a new partner, and a new, exciting adventure.