Dear Carolyn: My ex and I divorced about two years ago after years of emotional abuse. We share custody and communicate only by text, as its still a toxic relationship with a lot of anger on both sides. I try hard to put the kids first, and we attend school events together mostly drama-free, but it causes me a lot of anxiety.
Our daughters birthday party is this weekend. I am not hosting but will be attending. Its been a tough week with a lot of hostility from my ex and Im really dreading it. How can I get through and celebrate my kid when I really just want to run away screaming? Post Toxic Divorce
I dont blame you that sounds so demoralizing.