‘Tis The Cuffing Season

As someone who has been in a relationship seemingly since birth, the concept of cuffing season boggled my mind. Looking further into this winter pastime I can now understand the benefits and pitfalls of engaging in a temporary, no strings attached, cuddle buddy relationship. The pros are even more evident as the world is once again asked to remain indoors to stop the recent uptake in Covid-19 cases. Who wants to spend the holiday season and the next few cold months solo when there are other options? Well if you are one who is considering on getting cuffed up continue reading on tips I have learned will make this cuffing season a jolly one.

Be Open & Honest

Make sure both parties are on the same page about what the relationship is and isn’t. Set guidelines if need be, but make sure each of you understand your roles. Remember to keep the lines of communication open to avoid misunderstandings. Agree on an end date but leave the option open to end earlier should feelings change.

Don’t Foresee The Potential

If you do not treat the situation the same way you would treat a budding relationship, you are less likely to get caught up in your feelings. So refrain from inviting your cuff boo to the company holiday zoom party, and to your family’s holiday zoom dinner. The less those permanent in your lives know the less likely you are to imagine what it would be like to be consciously coupling with this person. Also remember to space out your time together. Since cuffing season is well past the 21 days studies show it takes to adopt a habit, you both will have to pace yourselves.

Be Respectful To Yourself & To Your Cuff Boo

When the weather warms up and your relationship cools down make sure to remain considerate of all parties involved. Plan a final date night and end on a good note. Discuss all the things you enjoyed about your time together. If a desire to continue seeing each other is one sided, let him or her down gently and with class.

Sharing in the joy of the season does not mean you have to be in a relationship but if you choose to do so, go into it with an objective mind and a kind heart.

I am grateful for all the love and potential for love in the world, finishing my gift wrapping, and personal triumphs. What are you grateful for?

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