If you’re newly single, or just single in general, the holiday season may seem like a constant reminder that you’re not in a relationship.
However, the happy couples around you who are exchanging gifts and getting engaged don’t have to bring you down! Whether or not you are in a romantic relationship there is plenty to be thankful for and enjoy during the holidays. Here are some tips to enjoying the holiday season without a significant other.
Do you know a lot of the bartenders, bouncers, and regulars when you go out in Hillcrest? Are the endless nights of socializing, hook-ups, drinking, partying, and whatever else comes your way a regular occurrence in your life? Or better yet, have you mastered the party scene in Hillcrest and know exactly how to find the next hotspot of the night?
Partying can be a blast, especially in a community where you know a lot of people. But let's be real....sometimes partying can simply get way out of hand. Don't get me wrong, I like to have a good time and go out on the town....but I have also seen how partying can damage various aspects of relationships and life. The gay and gay-friendly community is large in San Diego, yet it can also be very small at the same time.
Why it's better to be happily ever single than in a mediocre relationship.
Sometimes when a relationship ends, or you haven’t been in a relationship for a while, you might start to feel down or as if being single is the worst thing in the world. Or, you might stay in a relationship that is less than stellar because you’re afraid of being alone. In reality, it’s better to be single, strong, and happy than be in a mediocre relationship just so you have the validation of being a part of a couple. There are several benefits to being single instead of staying in a bad relationship.
In Memory of Enika Gartner.
Losing a loved one to cancer can be very traumatic and the healing process is different for everyone. Below is a story about how one woman’s healing process is to give back, to take action and raise money. She is putting on a benefit to raise money for the Breast Cancer Walk in honor of her good friend who died from breast cancer. Below is her story.
By Tiana Del Rio