Christmas should bring feelings of joy and excitement. Feelings of love for the ones closest to you. However, for me Christmas brings mixed emotions. Every alter has their own way of feeling. (These are the main ones that emerge...)
Liz (host)- I can feel this year. I don't feel like I'm just going through the motions. I feel something...love for my children.
Jackie (child)-Wants to be with her mother. She misses the sociopath that brought us so much pain and suffering. She wants to be with her and the family for Christmas.
Julie (child)-is nervous about Christmas. She wants to be away Christmas. She doesn't like people, thinking they will hurt her again.
Jaz (teenager)-wants to party on Christmas. She likes to drink to run from the pain and suffering she was caused her whole life. (Although, she doesn't see it as running.)
Jillian (not sure of age)-is getting more anxious as Christmas approaches. She keeps showing me images from our past abuse. She also thinks that others will hurt her again.
I am hoping that Christmas Day I will be able to contain the alters and we can have a civilized Christmas together as one big family unit!
Wishing you and yours a VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!