All the best to everyone, especially those who are having a hard time of it at this time of year. 3rd xmas post sep for me, and manageable. Light at the end of the tunnel (and now I think it might not be a train).
I think "manageable"is ok Eliza. Yesterday different day for me - first time in many years I hadn''t cooked but best day possible I think, under the circumstances. My head is certainly in a different place to last Christmas.. Always liked this quieter period between Christmas and New Year. Things definitely changing next year. House sale underway and new job in January so plenty to do. Interesting to see how things are this time next year.
Well CHristmas last year was a night mare!!! We had only been divorced a month and as we were still in the same house he had only just left the house a month as well. I cooked dinner while the kids met their dad for a drink. They ended up feeling so sorry for him that they ended up staying in the pub so long that dinner was ruined. the eldest 3 came back from the pub drunk and took it out on me that their dad was on his own. They all apologised later and I know they were just hurting over me and their dad divorcing but I told them I wouldn''t be cooking dinner this year!!!
Fast forward a year. Their dad is now living with my best friend of 20 years (now ex best friend!!). They tolerated him for 1 drink in the pub. Told him how much they miss him and want a relationship with him but want nothing to do with her. They all came home to me telling me how much they love me while I rang for an Indian takeaway lol. We had a great day.
Christmas lunch will be served on NEw Years DAy.
A belated merry Christmas to everyone.
I hope no one is finding it too tough. It can be such an emotional time.
My 3rd Christmas post separation. I got my first letter from court re: divorce proceedings on Christmas Eve. It was long overdue so it felt like progress.
I had my mini depression before Christmas so I got all my negativity out of the way and I''ve had a really enjoyable Christmas with all my family. I genuinely feel really blessed to have such a big, loving family who really know how to party!!
I hope everyone on here has a much more positive new year and we all reach the light at the end of the tunnel.