My husband and I are spending Christmas alone this year. We have never spent it with his family but we mostly drove up North to visit my folks. But since I started therapy, my willingness to endure family functions because that's what everyone does has been steadily declining. So this year, we said, no, thanks for the invitation, but it's been a stressful month, we need some time alone. So far, so good, right? Only - now we're all alone for Christmas, we don't really have surprise gifts (because we tend to ask each other before buying anything) and while it's good that we don't have the usual trauma stressors, I'm still not looking forward to the holiday season. Does anyone else have this problem? What do you do to make the time special and joyful after all?


Edited by HopeDiesLast (12/20/13 01:47 PM)