Dating holiday season
" The holidays stress us out — there's so much to do, shopping sucks, it's cold, and any existing family tensions are exacerbated — so trying to get a new relationship started is the last thing you want to add to your to-do list, especially because there are so many holiday minefields that could blow the fragile little romance to smithereens. Don't feel compelled to bring some new guy to your office party.
Office parties can be stressful and awkward for even the most graceful employees — and adding a new beau to the mix will just increase the pressure on you.
star told ET that he's learned so much about himself since his separation with Christina, and is putting his two children, 7-year-old daughter Taylor and 2-year-old son Brayden, first."In general, through the process of my separation and divorce, it’s been a year and a half," Tarek shared.
"I came out of this thing stronger, more present and healthier than I've ever been because I did everything possible to reevaluate who I am and who I want to be.
A fall finale end, that is, to accommodate the holiday break.
The last episode for 2017 actually happened already, back on Nov. For most shows, that was a one week hiatus, and they're all returning to finish out their final episodes. And how many more episodes will we get this season when it does? A show that lasts seven seasons, is generally considered to have a nice long life, but not one that ran on so long as to have risked serious aging issues, so perhaps we could equate it to making it to the age of 70.
I really want to raise them to be well-rounded, stable people."For now, he's trying to figure out what his holiday plans are with Christina and his family."We might do Christmas together. "Like, [they will say], 'Oh, it’s awful, they fought for five years, and this [and that],’ I don't want to do that to my kids."And as far as his love life goes, Tarek revealed that he's "out there in the dating world.""But one thing I haven't done in the last year and a half [since my separation] is bring anyone around my children," he explained. It’s pretty much just me and my babies."This week, Tarek and Christina announced that they had wrapped on season seven of their HGTV show, which will come out next year. "Work’s fine, we’ve been working together for years, and years, and years," Tarek said. We go to work, we film our show, we get along fine. Everything’s good."ANOTHER completed season 7 house!!
So they're seeing a different life than I grew up with," he said.
In fact, Lifetime is doing a marathon of Season 9 right now!
All completed 13 seasons are also currently available on Netflix.
With all this in mind, I decided to give you some tips on how to make the holidays less romantically stressful. If you find yourself unattached in November, rejoice!
When I first mentioned that I was going to be talking about tips to help daters survive the holidays, a bunch of readers said, "Avoid dating till January!