To all my fellow SI Divorce/Seperation buddies,
I wish you the best Thanksgiving possible. I know a lot of you are hurting, tired, fed up, sad, triggering, or having to split time with your kids or spend the holiday doing things differently than you normally do.
I say, let's make the most of it. Let's be around people who lift us up. If you have to have a pity party, set aside a few minutes and do it, but focus on the many blessings you currently have and the ones that are coming your way. If you have to be around annoying family that say the wrong things or are so opinionated they have to give you their well meaning advice...roll your eyes and think of all of us who are doing the same.
If you have to split time with your kids...or won't be with your kids this holiday...take a deep breath...it's just a part of our new normal.
If you are thinking of what your in-laws and your STBX are doing or saying tomorrow or what the gathering is like without you there this year...envision them with a burnt turkey and runny mash potatoes.
Let's make the most of it. Wishing ALL of you magnificent people a wonderful holiday. I read your posts and think how did all of these intelligent, wonderful, and caring people end up here. Then I think, wow, that's a ton of newly single people back in the dating pool...so look forward to a bright future with more good people and new beginnings in the horizon.
ETA: I count all of the posters who share their stories and/or comment on my posts as one of my many blessings. I've learned more on this site than I have from any IC, MC, Attorney, or well meaning advice giving family member or friend. Thanks a bunch for your support.
Lots of Love to you,
[This message edited by NewMom0220 at 3:52 PM, November 27th (Wednesday)]