(Closed) Spending Christmas Apart

posted 8 years ago in Waiting
Post # 3
121 posts
Blushing bee

I’m sorry that things aren’t going as planned. I am also spending Christmas apart from my SO this year (though we are in a LDR and I’m moving to his country before New Years) and I know how you feel.

Don’t feel disappointed about him not being able to take part in the Christmas Eve Party and opening presents. Even though those moments are very important to you, your SO might not think they are so magical. E.g. last year my SO spent Christmas with my family and my family has had the same routine every single Christmas since I was born so naturally there are some moments that I look forward to every year. However, for my SO they didn’t feel very special – it’s a completely different thing to spend Christmas with your own family.

You could just give him e.g. one present to go and agree that you’ll have your own Christmas when you’re both back at home together or when he comes for dinner and open rest of the presents then. You could also make/buy some christmassy treats for him to take to his family. Don’t feel down about it, try to see the good sides, e.g. now you can spend more time with your family and honestly, I think a private present opening session with a partner sounds pretty awesome. 🙂


Post # 5
8880 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper

I totally know how you are feeling.  I didn’t get to spend Christmas 2009 and 2010 with DH (when we were dating). It was SO hard. We were engaged last year at Christmas so that’s when we started alternating, last year his family, this year my family. Those first 2 Christmases were very difficult for me. You’ll be okay though, I promise!

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