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Today is the first Thanksgiving I haven't been with my (now ex-) wife in 37 years. We were divorced several years ago, but still had Thanksgiving with the family. This year, her and my daughter are in Delaware with her parents.

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My first thought was that if your ex-wife's parents are still alive, it's not surprising at all that they would go be with them. I'm sorry if that made you feel left out though. I assume you weren't or didn't remain close with your ex-inlaws? If so, it would have been nice if you could have joined them. But it sounds like you had a good meal with family after all, so glad to hear there was a plan B and that you enjoyed it.

daylily Level 8 Nov 23, 2018

I'm still okay with my in-laws. They just can't handle too many at once right now. They came and had Thanksgiving with us many times when we were married. I'm okay though. It was just something that occurred to me.

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Holidays can be hard. Just know that you are not alone in feeling that way. Many of us are learning to make plans to handle those situations. It still is a bit lonely. Take care - Devrais

DevraisA1 Level 7 Nov 23, 2018

Thank you.

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I hope your day was good and that u smiled . I ve read on comments below that u visited w son , and that is great . Divorce happens and routines change for sure . Life changes . Thank gods and devils for changes ?
The best is yet to come . Alive !

Pralina1 Level 8 Nov 23, 2018

I really like your attitude. - Devrais

Thank you.

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Me, too! My ex celebrated with his girlfriend and our adult children are scattered so I went to a restaurant with my sister and her beau. It was nice. My ex and I get along but it is time to create new traditions.

UUNJ Level 8 Nov 23, 2018

Good for you!

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First one since I've been divorced. I had my kids, but it wasn't the same for anyone involved.

Sorry about that, and I know what you mean.

It does get easier. The first one is hard.

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Hope you're doing okay.

KKGator Level 9 Nov 22, 2018

I'm fine. I went to my oldest son's house for dinner this year. I'm still stuffed.

@tnorman1236 Good!!! I'm glad you ate well today. Happy Thanksgiving!

@KKGator Thank you. And happy Thanksgiving to you, too!

@tnorman1236 You're welcome, and thank you!!!

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Still sounds good that your divorce was on a civil level.my hats off to you.

Yeah, we're still friendly. It was an amicable divorce.

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