Your Call: Should She Dump Him Before or After Xmas?

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We get a lot of advice questions coming in at EMandLO.com, but sadly, we just can’t answer them all. Which is why, once a week, we turn to you to decide how best to advise a reader. Make your call by leaving your advice in the comments section below:

Dear Em & Lo,

I’ve been dating this guy since the summer but it’s just not working out, and that’s become abundantly clear to me in the last few weeks — we’re just too different, I’m not into it, and I don’t have any hopes for the future. He’s not a bad guy, he’s just not for me. I know I have to break up with him, but my question is whether I should do it before or after the holidays. Christmas and New Year’s is right around the corner. I know he’s bought me at least one present and we were planning on going to a friend’s New Year’s party together. Is that just heartless to dump him only days before Christmas, or does prolonging the inevitable somehow patronize him and make it worse?

— The Grinch

What should the Grinch do?


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21 Comments on "Your Call: Should She Dump Him Before or After Xmas?"


Tony
4 years 5 months ago

Many thanks to the girls out there reading this for NOT taking my previous comment as an opportunity to ‘flame’ an insensitive slob.

Tony
4 years 5 months ago

Still no word back from the Grinch? WTF??
She couldn’t still be in her room lying on her
bed crying her eyes out because she made the wrong
decision could she? Oh she could. Oh well, in that
case; never mind.

Jen
4 years 5 months ago

I’v been dating a guy from Uni for about 2 months now, and he then went and dumped me on Jan 2nd. Just after i’d spent Christmas with the family, saw loads of old friends and told everyone how lovely this new guy was and what a great time we were having.

So although i would have felt shit over the holidays, i really wish he’d done it BEFORE so i wouldnt feel so damn stuipid now!

Tony
4 years 5 months ago

I’m with henry, figuratively speaking that is.

henry
4 years 6 months ago

OK, it’s after Christmas and it’s after New Years.

We’d all love to hear the outcome of this situation.

Hello, Grinch???