Xmas is a ***** for me. Memories of sweet family life pre divorce, reality of life as a single bloke 60+. Since my divorce almost 5 years ago, I've felt better but I can't settle, I've moved twice this year and will be moving again in the Spring. My dark thoughts have pissed off my family, what to do?
Hi Crimbo. I know how you feel. I spent Christmas alone this year while my kid was with my wife's family. This is my second divorce. The first was 20 years ago and I remember how afterwards you don't just go back to being the person you were before you were married, you have to re-invent yourself and find out who you are now. I got depressed at the time, and what got me through it was using the time I had to throw myself into hobbies. I got fit (you would be amazed at how many 60 year olds there are at the gym), took up fishing again which I used to do as a kid, learned to play guitar and played in an amateur orchestra. I'll bet when your marriage was bad you craved to have the freedom to do things you want to do.