The weather, she is a changin’. Well, kind of. In my neck of the woods fall is a bit behind schedule. We’ve got latent summer days on the agenda. However, the cooling trend is just around the corner. With the onset of falling leaves, brisk evenings and the cusp of the holiday season upon us, it’s time for cozy and snuggy. The season can do strange things to people. Happy, happy things, as well as feelings of isolation and the need to belong. The anticipation of celebratory gatherings can incite some to deliberately seek a mate to share in the spirit – no matter whose mate it might be.
Longing to share a walk through a leaf strewn park? Feel like nestling on the couch in front of a romantic fire? Have a need to escape the nip in the air by dining by candlelight? You’re not alone, or maybe you are and can’t bear the thought of another holiday season being single. Without a doubt, we humans are fallible in many ways, but intentionally approaching someone who is already taken, even if the attention seems mutual is not in anyone’s best interest. Least of all your own. The negative impacts will only serve to add stress and deeper feelings of loneliness once the fantasy coupling ends, because more than likely it will. Be prepared for a swift and hard fall. Certainly not the kind of fall you had hoped for now, is it?