Rule no 3.
If you are unfortunate enough not to be able to see your children at all, make sure you have plenty to do and have people around you.
After 27 years of no contact (not by choice) with a couple of exceptions which my narcissist ex sabotaged by contacting Hertfordshire police with some bizarre story!!! I have learnt to be resourceful over the years.
Here are a few suggestions you could consider, its not too late to get organised:-
Crisis at Christmas is a unique volunteer effort that provides immediate help for homeless people at a critical time of year. By volunteering with Crisis this Christmas you can make a real difference to people experiencing homelessness. Applications are open for London, with other regions opening shortly.
Sep 9, 2017 – Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, Ash Wednesday, Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, active duty funerals). Must maintain a professional relationship with the Command.
Oct 25, 2017 – Other places that aren’t actively hiring for Christmas, but have got jobs to fill include: House of Fraser annually hires around 1,000 workers at Christmas – see careers.houseoffraser.co.uk. Currys and Carphone Warehouse are after thousands of temporary staff with a passion for tech.