Friday, November 25, 2016

13 Reasons to Be Grateful You’re Single This Holiday Season

Some of my happiest holiday memories are of being single, hovered over a jigsaw puzzle at my parents’ house in San Diego while bingeing on documentaries, cable news, and Gouda cheese. Obviously, being married doesn’t omit this as an option, but it’s not quite the same when the Holiday Pressure Monster bears down on you in the form of gentle inquiries from relatives like, “Maybe if you took your headphones off, your husband could help with the edge pieces?”

Of course, I treasure all the new seasonal traditions I’m creating with my husband (last Christmas we slept until 6 p.m. and listened to Cypress Hill; henceforth, we’ve decided to make this “our holiday thing”), but I also know that the evidence proving why it’s great to be single this time of year is plentiful.