As if we don't have enough to worry about with snow and ice and cold and Christmas bills and all the other bills and the flu...welcome to break up season, and there's some science to back it.

Yahoo did a survey in 2010 based on the Facebook status of 10,000 people, and here's the sad findings. Break ups begin to increase right after Thanksgiving. The break ups peak just before Christmas, but that doesn't mean you're out of the woods here in January.

The survey says there's another spike in broken hearts ahead that builds to early spring. So, unfortunately we're right in the middle of break up season. The New York post put together a list of break up warning signs. Click here to check it out.

So, just less than a month away from Valentine's Day, here's to hoping that your relationship is not a victim of the season. In the meantime, avoid break ups by washing your hands frequently and getting plenty of sleep. Oh wait that's only for the flu, right?