How I’m spending Christmas this year, Part 1 – Maxine’s story

After I’ve walked my dog at the beach this Christmas, I’m spending the day with friends. Since being single, I’ve always spent it with my friends. I have a sister, but she usually has her family to stay.

I love Christmas. I’m much happier about it and enjoy it more since being single. My ex-husband made me so nervous about it being perfect. On my own, it is perfect!

I make it positive because I see being single a positive. If I meet someone to share it with, great. But until that time, I like being solo.

Do what you want at Christmas – whatever makes you happy. Work. Walk. Call someone in a similar situation. Embrace your life. Don’t feel like it’s a lesser life because you are on your own.

Maxine, 47, Devon, England

Part of a series of stories about Christmas shared by followers of our Facebook page We’re so grateful to everyone who took the time to contribute.

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