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As the philosopher Kanye West once said, your presence is a present.

Tis the season for everybody to wonder what’s going on in your personal life.

And if you have chosen to not be in a relationship this holiday, CONGRATS.

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Jackson is ESSENCE Senior Editor, Lifestyle & Relationships and author of Boss Bride: The Powerful Woman’s Playbook for Love & Success (now available for pre-order).

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