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Dump Your Significant Jerk Day – February 5, 2023

National Dump Your Significant Jerk Day is celebrated around the world on the first Sunday in February of each year and this year will be held on February 5. Do you or someone you know have a relationship with someone who is just plain awful? The answer is most likely yes. Fear not, Dump Your Significant Jerk Day is the perfect occasion for finally getting rid of that jerk once and for all! This holiday encourages those who need a little push to reclaim their lives and stop allowing themselves to be mistreated. Ironically, it’s during the month of love, but I think that makes it even better sense because self-love is just as important.

History of Dump Your Significant Jerk Day

The origins of this holiday are unknown, but it is likely that whoever created it was tired of their relationship and wanted to encourage others to take the necessary step toward happiness. As the saying goes, life is short and there is a lot of fish in the sea. Why would you waste it in a relationship that makes you feel bad because you aren’t treated with love and respect? It is far preferable to remain single than to waste your valuable years with someone who is a jerk to you. How will you find Mr. or Mrs. Right if you’re preoccupied with Mr. or Mrs. Wrong? Celebrate this holiday by calling it quits on your bad relationship!

It’s quite simple: Dump Your SignificantJerk Day was created to give people who have a seriously bad relationship with someone an excuse to finally dump them on their bum. We’ve all been there, believe me. Why are we siding with them? Why do my friends always question why I’m with them and why I let them talk to me like that? When you hear this more than other people singing your partner’s praises, it’s time to find a new one. Or, at the very least, it’s time to get rid of the old one; as the song goes, sometimes you just have to do it for yourself.

As our opening quote suggests, it can be difficult to get out of a bad relationship once you’re in it. After all, they’re there, and while they may not be the best company, you’re never truly alone. Unless they go out for the night or simply don’t bother coming home until late. Dump Your Significant Jerk Day reminds you that you’re worth more than that!

Dump Your Significant Jerk Day timeline

1950
A Family Matter

Domestic abuse was not considered a crime in the 1950s, but rather a family matter, and law enforcement did not intervene.

1960
Becomes an Issue

With the influence of the Women's Liberation Movement, family violence becomes an issue.

1973
First Used in Modern Context

The term "domestic violence" was first used in a modern context, meaning "spouse abuse, violence in the home."

1992
End of Dating Can Be Painful

Susie Orbach, a psychotherapist, has argued that the end of a dating or cohabiting relationship can be just as painful as divorce because these nonmarital relationships are less socially recognized.

Dump Your Significant Jerk Day FAQs

What is Dump Your Significant Jerk Day?

It’s a day to evaluate your relationships and walk away from those that are toxic.

Why have the day in February?

The world is filled with love, cuddles, romance, and cupid’s arrows in February. This is the best month to evaluate if you are in the right relationship.

What does the phrase "dump significant" mean?

It means put an end to your romantic relationship.

How to Observe Dump Your Significant Jerk Day

  1. Pack all your stuff

    Pack up your belongings, if you live with them, and move away from the toxic environment.

  2. Pack their things

    Pack their belongings and leave them by the door with a simple note that reads, "You have been evicted!" "Have a wonderful day!"

  3. Leave a note

    Leave a note on their mirror that says, "Thanks for letting me know what I don't want in a relationship!" or even a simple "Bye, Jerk!"

5 Facts About Domestic Violence

  1. 20 people suffer every minute

    Every minute, approximately 20 people in the U.S. are abused by their significant other.

  2. Receives over 27,000 calls

    Every month, the National Domestic Violence Hotline receives over 27,000 calls for assistance.

  3. Subject to physical abuse

    Over 10 million Americans are victims of psychological or physical abuse from significant others each year.

  4. Have been in an abusive relationship

    One in every three women and one in every four men have been in abusive relationships, and one in every five women and one in every seven men have experienced severe physical violence.

  5. Increase the risk of murder

    The presence of firearms in a home where domestic violence is a problem increases the likelihood of murder by 500%.

Why Dump Your Significant Jerk Day is Important

  1. It unites people

    People who have experienced heartbreak tend to band together because they understand how it feels to be alone after a breakup. Be present for the person going through a breakup, it will make them feel appreciated and that they are not alone.

  2. Expression of self-love

    Going through a breakup is difficult, especially if it's one we don't want but know we need. By celebrating this holiday, you are signaling to yourself and others that you will prioritize yourself from now on.

  3. Assists in bringing closure

    Every conflict begs to be resolved. Sometimes the resolution entails (for a couple) amicably parting ways. And it's fine if both parties' interests are served.

Dump Your Significant Jerk Day dates

YearDateDay
2022February 6Sunday
2023February 5Sunday
2024February 4Sunday
2025February 2Sunday
2026February 1Sunday

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