Firstly I would like to say I hope you all have had a lovely Christmas as I know times like these are hard for people with mental heath struggles so I take my hat off to anyone who had difficulty, we did it!
Secondly, I would like to address an issue which has triggered off three panic attacks today and I find myself in a very difficult situation.
The problem I face comes from the fact that this is only my second Christmas celebration with my parents being divorced, I find this topic extremely difficult anyway because my mum cheated on my dad, moved in with the guy within 6 weeks of me knowing this, leaving me to explain to my younger sister that they were splitting up. (My mum swore my dad to secrecy which was unfair so I told her because living with that knowledge was unbearable). My mum has recently moved into her second home with this man, so the issue not only is how raw this all is, but how quickly she moved on. Today (Boxing Day) was the designated day for me to see my mum and she and her boyfriend announced they got engaged on Christmas Day (they’ve been together about a year and 5-6 months now). In shock, my sister and I firstly said how on Earth are we going to tell our dad that our mum is remarrying (given when he found out she met someone else I saw him cry for the very first time- I was 19 at the time). The second part of this problem is my dad found out earlier today as well (Boxing Day) that his uncle had passed away on Christmas Day too. So he’s got a rough time ahead of him and it breaks my heart because myself and my sister have to tell him eventually.
Thanks in advance x