I'm looking to share ideas on how to deal with Christmas as it is looming over us and I find it a very difficult time of year so want to get prepared to face it head on.
Loooong story cut short....I lost my wonderful dad in 2017 then 6 weeks later my wonderful mum was diagnosed with terminal cancer and I lost her a year later. I'm an only child so I have a tiny family and I have a lot of resentment issues with my in laws which makes it even worse.
We all used to spend Christmas together, my parents and my husband's parents and us but now the rituals have been thrown up in the air.
I have a son so can't just stop "doing christmas" but the pressure to bite my lip with the in laws on such an emotional day is hard and I am already worrying about it.
I've wondered whether I can invite someone else over to change the dynamic. A lonely neighbour for example but not sure they would come.
Anyway, I'm rambling now but just wondered how you lovely lot are planning to cope with Christmas and loss at the same time.