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    I’m feeling under a lot of pressure on many sides. My kids are older teens and it’s difficult to feel any togetherness. I do not know how to create a feeling of Home while I’m busy trying to get enough work to keep us going, and trying to deal with my own feelings. (I had to end a close friendship that became emotionally abusive)

    My kids don’t want to see my ex so I don’t get a break other than being at work.  My financial support is reduced at the moment too. (More pressure) I do have a few good friends but they all have their own lives..

    I’m hosting my family Christmas and while I can manage the practical stuff I feel like a wet blanket and wish I could just go away for a week by myself!

    I really don’t know what to tackle first. Guess I’ve just got to do my best to get through Christmas. Hoping to find that people understand me here!

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    Christmas is an added pressure i guess you dont need right now. I know that feeling for sure. Its not really my place to ask but do the children understand what your going through right now? It may help if they know. If their old enough to understand then maybe they can help you through? I know what you mean about not knowing what to tackle first. Ive a list of things to do that are important and yet the more things there are the more it confuses me ! Hope you have a great xmas and at the end of xmas day put your feet up, have a glass of red and congratulate yourself on a job well done.

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    Hope your ok. Know how you feel ive just had a cry and a little rant. Me and my son dont have dinner plans on Christmas day feels a bit shady but I won’t be on my own. My fella staying xmas eve and xmas night n ill go my Mums chirstmas day afternoon. Just feel shite hate Christmas tbh and feel like i have to smile through it for sake of others

    You need your own time to do things and yes your children can chip in to help if you just say or ask.

    Its a stressful time for a lot of people think its too much pressure and if people are honest they dont need it mixed in with everyday life

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    Thank you for your replies. I do feel a bit better. I’m just going to do what I can and enjoy what I can..x

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