When Thanksgiving is tough

by singlemomseeking on November 24, 2010

If you’ve read my book — or you’ve been reading my blog for a while — then you know that this Thanksgiving would have marked a decade since I became a single mom.

It was the day that he split town, and the next handful of Thanksgivings were really hard. For years during this time, I would replay him leaving, finding his key pushed back under the door, crying on the living room floor, telling my baby “It’s going to be okay,” although I wasn’t sure.

Looking back, I wish I’d opened up to my family about how sad I was, instead of trying to bottle it and put on a brave face. I wish I’d reached out to girlfriends more during this time, and planned something simple and fun over the weekend, like making popcorn and watching a comedy together.

If you’re in a challenging place now, please know that life will get easier. Cry if you need to. Feel that anger. Write things down. This will pass.

And if this weekend is tough for you, please leave a comment here and let me know what’s going on.

If you’re going solo this Thanksgiving — or you will be on your own with your kids — please check out these great Thanksgiving ideas from our single mom readers at Singlemommyhood.

And if you love to read, we are giving away FIVE books to one winner at Singlemommyhood. You can enter the contest here.


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