I want egg and chips for Christmas dinner and to drink myself to sleep

I want egg and chips for Christmas dinner and to drink myself to sleep

There should be nothing wrong with that, so why do I feel so miserable?

I am a 49-year-old woman and have been divorced for 14 years and I’m unattached.

My sons, who are 28 and 26, are going away with their partners for Christmas this year, leaving me on my own.

Family have invited me to pop round but I feel that I am a burden to everyone now.

DEIDRE SAYS: The focus on family togetherness at Christmas flags up short-comings in our own life.

Either accept one of those invitations or help others who are lonely at Christmas, then you’ll be an asset, not a burden.

My e-leaflet Worried About Christmas? has ideas.

But do also look at how you could feel less alone. My e-leaflet Finding The Right Partner For You could help.


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