I think that is the underlying reason that so many of us BS's find ourselves here on the R forum. We want reassurance that we can make it through this and one day our happiness will return.
BS (Me) - 47
Be certain that you are not alone in your feelings.
I am thinking that when we take this incredible emotional task that has been laid before us and combine that with the emotionally charged holiday season we can feel overwhelmed so easily.
This time last year while we were in MC our C gave us a suggestion . She suggested that it would be helpful to try to create a few new traditions for ourselves; to abandon our old traditions, where possible and create new ones. I don't know if something like that sounds possible for you, but it helped me (us) get through the holidays last year.
I hope you are able to find joy this holiday season. Spending time focused on your children and giving them some good holiday memories may help.
Married 23 years - together for 29 years
DDay - June 10th 2012 then TT'd-June 2012 - July 2012 (and beyond????)
2 amazing children
"Understanding love is one of the hardest things in life." - Fred Rogers