Think you’ve had more than you can handle?  Ready to throw in the towel and break up with your significant other? You might want to think again.

Sure, it’s easy to get caught up in the wanting to move on way of thinking when you feel like your relationship has hit a wall, but breaking up in the fall isn’t really the best time to pull the plug.  Here are four reasons why:

1. Most people don’t fall into new romances this time of year because Thanksgiving and Christmas is around the corner and they don’t want to have to deal with the awkwardness of where and with whom to spend Thanksgiving and Christmas with in a brand new relationship.

2. Even if your significant other drives you crazy, do you really want to be all alone on cold and rainy nights? You’ll wish for them back when you go for a walk and see other couples walking hand in hand through the leaves on a crisp afternoon.

3. 'Tis the season for high school and college reunions.  Do you really want to go to a reunion solo or even worse, with someone you’ve just met?  At least you know that there’s some sort of safety net with your significant other even if you’re not exactly seeing eye to eye right now.

4. Two words: New Years. There’s nothing like being the only one at a party with nobody to kiss at the stroke of midnight. Sure, the creepy dude with the stinky breath would probably love to smooch up on you, but that’s probably not on your list of wants.

If you can just stick it out through the holidays, you'll be fine.  And then when Valentine's Day rolls around and you're dateless, you can join the rest of the Valentine haters (and you'd be surprised how many of us there are).