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Single for the Holidays: How to Fearlessly Thrive

November 10, 2015
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Posted By: Kristen Hick, Psy.D.
Single, woman, dating, relationships

For some, being single for the holidays is akin to some sort of personal torture. But with a little fearlessness… it most certainly doesn’t have to.


The holiday season: I can probably imagine what comes to mind…joyous times with family, stress-free travel plans, and generous gifts from your special someone. Basically, picture-perfect experiences full of happiness.

Not quite consistent with your holiday memories? I bet not. I hear this often in my practice as a Denver-based relationship therapist.

More power to you if that is what comes to mind when thinking about the holidays, but for most, it sounds a bit less idealistic.

The truth for many is the holidays can be stressful, over-taxing on the heart and the wallet, and a great yearly reminder of why you’ve chosen to live a plane-ride, or at the very least, a long drive away from your family.

And to top it off, singledom adds a whole other layer to the holiday fun factor—or can it?

Whether you are recently singled, be it through an untimely break-up or heart-wrenching divorce, or being single is your happy zone, being single can require its own kind of holiday survival kit.

But wait a minute. The holidays shouldn’t be about just surviving times with family, travel and your single status. Rather, the holidays can be about finding a way to thrive through fearlessly approaching them differently.

Fearlessness – A Step Beyond

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