That first year after my husband left me was hell. Absolute hell. It was sheer bloody-mindedness (as my mother would have said) that kept me going. I know some people in this situation who took to their bed for days – and that worked for them , so I’m not going to diss it – but I feared that if I did so, I would never get out of it.
No matter how little I’d slept that night, I set my alarm for 7am, got up, showered, made my bed, went for a walk… and refused to go back to bed until at least 9pm. Continue reading