Christmas time is here, and everywhere you turn you see Santa hats, lit-up trees and …. couples. They’re everywhere, and they look sickeningly happy with their holding hands and their stupid matching sweaters. No wonder the suicide peaks in December.

If you’re flying solo, the holiday season has a way of dumping salt in your single wounds. The commercials feature happy couples, the movies are all about finding love on Christmas, the music is romantic, and the parties are always made for a spousal plus one. It’s enough to make you jealous of Mrs. Claus.

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