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Can I whine a bit, sorry

(5 Posts)
roarityroar Sat 24-Dec-16 16:08:08

I split from my ex quite a few months back, we're on good terms but entirely platonic. I am enjoying the odd bit of casual dating and very happy to not be involved in anything serious. I have great friends, a stressful but fulfilling career etc.

But ugh Christmas. I'm almost 29 and back with my family over Christmas. I love them dearly and it's great, we always have fun and I know I'm luckier than many people. But I thought by this age I would have my own serious partner, ideally my own family. I feel like I'm in some sort of suspended adulthood. Am I totally pathetic?

fallenempires Sat 24-Dec-16 17:59:26

No you're not pathetic when I was your age I was married with a toddler.Note the was!
Divorced him finally just over 8 years ago,best thing that I've ever done!
Have been with my lovely DP for over 7 yrs & he's taken on me & my DC's.So yes it can get better & yes there is more happiness to come for you even if you can't see it atm.
I think that Xmas & all the hype & pressure of making it that perfect time is adding alot to how you're feeling.

SVJAA Sat 24-Dec-16 18:01:39

At 28 I was with my parents for Christmas (divorced one DS) and I felt the same. Fast forward 7 years and it's a lot different. Hang in there.

Ohyesiam Sat 24-Dec-16 20:49:55

Met the love of my life at 36, have two dcs. Enjoy your freedom, do everything you want to do, and it will all happen for you .

roarityroar Sat 24-Dec-16 23:39:47

Thank you and happy Christmas to you all. I'm buying a new property next year and considering going via sperm donation once I've done so.

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