Hi. I don’t think its just you. I think most women in our position dread Christmas, whether we are still with our abusive partners or not. The pressure of it all, the dread of a potential spoilt day, missing our partners if we’re separated. I am struggling to get into the Christmas spirit but I keep telling myself that I am going to have to get my act together for my children. I haven’t found the energy to put the tree up yet. Take things one day at a time and try and focus on the positives. I keep telling myself that Christmas is for children and they should be able to look back and remember how great Christmas was. That is what keeps me going x

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