If you parted from your partner in your autumn years and have a couple of decades or more of wedded life notched up, it might be hard to remember back to doing anything on your own.
Christmases, Thanksgiving dinners, family celebrations and more might feel particularly hard to face with your new status. You might even be tempted to duck out of them altogether and stay away from the heat.
What do you do about facing up to your birthday?
It’s the one day of the year that you are in complete charge of yourself. You can do as much or as little as you wish and you should not accept pressure – no matter how well meaning it is – from chums into doing something you are not comfortable doing.
If your ex sends you a card and present, you are likely to fall apart. If your ex doesn’t send you a card or present, you are equally likely to do the same. Year one of new life ‘ain’t easy, however you cut it.
It will get easier…honest.