The holidays can be the most glorious and romantic time of the year. But for millions of single women, it can be a lonely time of the year. And even worse than being alone - is being with the wrong guy. Relationship expert Marilyn Anderson warns women to beware of "The 12 Frogs of Christmas - Men to Avoid if you Want a Happy Holiday". Ms. Anderson is the author of "Never Kiss a Frog: A Girl's Guide to Creatures from the Dating Swamp."
The holidays can be the most glorious and romantic time of the year. But for millions of single women, it can be a lonely time of the year. Nonetheless, relationship expert Marilyn Anderson advises women that it's better to be alone than to be with a FROG - a man who WON'T turn into a prince no matter how many times you kiss him!
1. Scrooge McFrog
2. Frosty the Frogman
3. The Frog of Christmas Past, Present and Future
4. Mistletoe or MistleToad
5. Merry EX-mas and a Froggy New Year
With intelligence and wit, Ms. Anderson talks about:
SCROOGE McFROG - He's fine up to and through Thanksgiving, but the next day when Christmas shopping starts, he's all "Bah Humbug." He thinks Christmas is crass commercialism and a waste of time and money. In fact, he puts the hex on all your Xmas activities. Tell him to hop on his sleigh and sled back to his lily pad!
FROSTY THE FROGMAN - Maybe he doesn't actually have ice flowing through his veins - but in the feelings department, he's below zero. If you've been together over a year - and he's never said "I love you," check him "off" your Christmas list.
THE FROG OF CHRISTMAS PAST, PRESENT & FUTURE - This is the guy who's always there, he's just never there to say "I do." If it's your 5th Xmas together and when you open your gifts, there's no ring to decorate your finger - it's time to re-decorate your love life. With this frog, Jingle Bells will never turn into Wedding Bells!
MERRY EX-MAS & A FROGGY NEW YEAR - He's been divorced for years, but his ex is with you every Christmas - if not in person, in spirit. Her photos are all around the house. He wants you to bake holiday cookies "her" way. And that beautiful engraved bracelet he gave you... has HER initials on it! You're even invited to her parents' house for Christmas dinner - except he "frogets" to tell them that he's bringing you. Give yourself a present - get out of this Menage a Toad. Instead of "Ho, ho, ho," say, "No no no."
Whether it's a holiday or any day, Ms. Anderson gives women Wart Warnings and Ribbet Snippets advising them how to recognize frogs so they can move on to meet their prince. She tells women, "Don't let your holiday be a bust with the wrong guy. Better to dump that frog now and spend your Christmas alone. After all, Santa might just surprise you with a handsome Prince!"
Marilyn has appeared on over 80 radio & television shows, and at speaking engagements across the country with her unique blend of comedy and advice. She is the author of "NEVER KISS A FROG: A Girl's Guide to Creatures from the Dating Swamp."
AUTHOR BIO: Marilyn Anderson is a film and TV writer for shows including Murphy Brown, FAME, and Carol & Company starring Carol Burnett. She won a LUMINAS Award for the positive depiction of women in Film and TV. Marilyn is also a comedian, relationship expert, and author of "NEVER KISS A FROG: A Girl's Guide to Creatures from the Dating Swamp." Her "webbed" sites are www.neverkissafrog.com and www.ShopTilYouHop.com