Q: The thought of going into a new year with the man I'm seeing depresses me, so I've finally decided to end things between us.
My girlfriends keep telling me that I can't break up with him now because of the holidays. We've been together for a while and have created our own little holiday traditions over the years, so this will be hard.
He has no idea what I'm thinking. My question is, would it be cruel of me to just go ahead and do it? I don't want to buy him a present. I don't want to go to his parents' house. And I don't want to spend another New Year's Eve with him. I'm ready to move on now. At the same time, I don't want to be no Scrooge.