Sometimes being single sucks, especially during the holidays. And it doubly sucks when you are recently single in the build-up to the Christmas season, a time of gathering, loving and good cheer. But that's the predicament that has befallen The Big Bang Theory actress Mayim Bialik. She wrote in a recent piece:
If ever there were a story that should have ended not like this, I feel this might be it. But he has his own will and much as I wish I could control his will, I cannot. And so here we are.
Mayim Bialik admitted to her recent relationship troubles in an open editorial piece for Grok Nation. As she admits in the blog post on her personal site, her love story "nothing particularly exceptional," therefore it wasn't often talked about in gossip magazines and in the tabloids. But she was dating the man for close to five years. And now, it's over. They've parted ways, and she is dealing with the emotional turmoil that comes with that -- particularly during this festive time of year. As she admits during the confessional article, it's going to be a difficult time for the actress during this cold winter.
There is rarely good timing for a break-up. But most certainly, the worst time is now. In case he is reading this, I'm just meh with this timing. Because say what you will, the holidays are a time to not be recently broken up. I know this much is true. The air is full of clarity and possibility. Cheer abounds and people seem friendlier (except for that guy who called me "fucking stupid" in front of my 10-year-old for walking too slow at the mall). Commercials tell me this is the time of year to buy the woman you love expensive jewelry. It's also when people get proposed to. And I would be lying if I said it didn't enter my mind that this holiday season might hold a promise of a secure future for me
Though she is still reeling from her difficult emotions at the moment, Mayim Bialik also sees this moment as part of her journey, even if she doesn't necessarily understand where that road is taking her. With that comfort, she provides some tips for how you can deal with this ongoing holiday season if, like Bialik, you are recently single during the forthcoming holidays. It involves no sad music, plenty of exercise, knowing your limits, and, of course, perspective. One needs to find that in order to move on.
As the holidays continue throughout the second half of December, these emotional struggles will continue to persist. But Mayim Bialik is trying to remain hopeful and optimistic at this time, despite the relationship she has recently lost. It's good that she's looking out for herself and her readers.
Hopefully, there will be jolly and cheer to come -- though it is, of course, going to be a difficult, self-reflective time for Mayim Bialik this holiday season.