Letters: The reality of being alone at Christmas
* A number of years ago I spent Christmas on my own and it was one of the worst experiences of my life. I had been going through a very difficult time emotionally and I was angry with family and friends.
I had been dreading Christmas for weeks.
I remember thinking at one stage in December, that if I could have put myself to sleep and woke up in early January I would have gladly jumped at the opportunity.