I've found a couple of affirming links about spending New Year's alone. My options are a) go to a party where my ex will be only a few blocks away, b) go to my mom's house across town and spend the night there (and take dog), or c) stay at home with kitties + dog.

http://www.xojane.com/relationships/…

http://thestir.cafemom.com/home_garden/14…

So, I kind of want to be alone, but I think the safer idea is b), because I've been struggling with depression lately and I really don't want to be in the same neighborhood as the ex knowing he's so close by at a party I can't go to. Theoretically, I'm invited, but who in the world would want to do that.

Any other ideas? My other friends in town don't seem to be celebrating, or haven't offered options. Is anyone else in the same boat?