Is your relationship safe? For your sake, we hope so, but you might just want to cross your fingers. Studies have shown that breakups experience a spike during the month of November and the weeks leading up to Christmas. There’s the phenomenon of the Turkey Drop, referring specifically to high school sweethearts to try to keep their relationship alive through college, only to put an end to things once they come home for Thanksgiving break. Then there are those two weeks before Christmas when people realize that they don’t want to feel required to do all the relationship duties of the holiday season, but have enough of a heart not to break up with someone on Christmas day (which, fun fact, is the day you’re least likely to experience a break up all year).
That time of year is approaching and it’ll be here sooner than you think. One minute, you and your partner are planning your Halloween couples costume together. The next, you’re writing a cryptic Tweet right after the breakup. Again, hopefully this won’t be your fate. We want you and your boo to be all, er, booed up together for as long as possible. But we also don’t want you to be blindsided. So check out these seven signs that you S.O. will break up with you by Christmas to watch out for hints that bae is planning on moving on.
So, has your boyfriend displayed any of these signs? What would be a deal breaker for you in a relationship that would trigger a break up? Tell us in the comments!