dr-thomas-featured-on-bustle-com-%22why-you-shouldnt-wait-until-the-holidays-are-over-to-break-up-with-someone%22-12192016EXCERPT: “In general, it is healthier and more honest to break up with your significant other before the holidays rather than after them if you have already decided to end the relationship,” Yvonne Thomas, Ph.D., a Los Angeles-based psychologist who specializes in relationships, tells Bustle. “To spend the holidays together and then break up can seem misleading, manipulative, selfish or weak to the other person and can actually make the breakup even more painful.”

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