Beware of Mixed-Gender Chanukah Parties!

by GYE (See all authors)

Try to get out of going, if possible.

  • If not, make a plan in advance.
  • Schedule how long you have to be there, and stick to it.
  • Set an alarm to remind you when to leave.
  • Prepare an excuse to leave in advance.
  • Give yourself a pep-talk before going.
  • Look at yourself in the mirror and tell your eyes, "today, we won't stray!"
  • Bring a sefer or a book to read instead of "mingling".
  • Avoid socializing with the opposite gender as much as possible
  • Sit facing away from the opposite gender.