I Am Alone On Thanksgiving

A group for those dining-- and feeling-- solo on Thanksgiving 158 People

    Not So Bad...in Fact It's Great!

    Looks like I'm going to be home alone this Thanksgiving.  (2009)  And you know what?  I'm looking forward to it.  Holidays have always been sort of 'tense' in my families...and I tend to be a caretaker...so have always felt like everyone else's good time...
    pjblue2 pjblue2
    61-65, F
    5 Responses Oct 31, 2009

    How Depressing...

    Ever since I was a kid, my mother ALWAYS made the perfect thanksgiving meal. I remember thanksgiving being fun, and being so excited to wake up early to watch the Thanksgiving Day Parade. My parents divorced about 11 years ago, and since then my mom has remarried and has moved to...
    YellowstoneLady YellowstoneLady
    22-25, F
    3 Responses Nov 22, 2006

    So I'm Alone And Thinking I Might Enjoy This

    I'm alone this year by choice. I live 2000 miles from my family and my husband and I are separated. I'm invited to his family's house for dinner but don't want to give him mixed messages. We are over. I've had several friends invite me over. But that's just uncomfortable...
    narleychick narleychick
    36-40, F
    3 Responses Nov 28, 2013

    Ostrasized So Always Alone On Holidays

    I always believed the good in people but when it comes to my family, I just can't believe it anymore. It is my mother's fault.  She has a complete hatred of me and always has.  I am my father's only and favorite.  My mother hates anyone who gets any attention from...
    singlemom1254 singlemom1254
    6 Responses Oct 9, 2010

    a Bit Sad, Even Though I Shouldn't Be

    So it looks like I'm going to be alone on Thanksgiving this year, for the first time. I can't afford to fly home (2000 miles away), and I certainly don't have the patience to drive or train it. My friends are all leaving town to join their families or significant others. And...
    CasaChevyNova CasaChevyNova
    31-35, M
    5 Responses Nov 20, 2006

    Divorced Father Far Away From Only Child, And All Family, With No Friends , In A Place Hes Never Been For The Holidays

    Its been 5 months since I have seen my son, that is the hardest part. My wife had decided we were not "it" for each other after 3 years. So when she asked me to move out I had no problem with it just sad. Then I get laid off from work due to the horrible market I was in in...
    justbeave justbeave
    22-25, M
    3 Responses Nov 22, 2012

    It's Just Another Thursday In November...

    When I was a boy, November was a magical month and I loved it dearly. Right after Veteran's Day, we decorated our grade school classroom windows with cardboard turkeys, cut out figures of Priscella and John Alden and heard the ancient tale of of the Pilgrim's journey to Plymouth...
    johnmike59 johnmike59
    51-55, M
    Oct 22, 2013

    First Time Alone

    First time alone on thanksgiving. Sad...so went online shopping and watched youtube..
    aznldy2012 aznldy2012
    Nov 23, 2012

    It's gonna be a lonely holiday my daughter left

    to be with her dad and my plans got wrecked. Guess me and Louie will have a turkey frozen dinner. Least I know he won't leave me
    Pinkshoxx23 Pinkshoxx23
    31-35, F
    4 Responses Nov 25, 2015


    So, I feel really stupid in posting this, because I'm not upset with anyone involved and yet it feels like complaining. And the fact is, I understand their choices completely. I just feel a bit sad today. I always liked holidays as a kid. And now I'm married to someone who...
    cctrice cctrice
    31-35, F
    2 Responses Nov 28, 2013

    So I was alone this past Thanksgiving

    for the first time ever. My mom moved back to South Dakota a couple years ago and neither of us were able to fly to see each other. I had a big falling out with the friend I spent Thanksgiving with last year. Was hoping to spend it with my boyfriend of over two years (known each...
    Quiettimeplease Quiettimeplease
    36-40, F
    1 Response Nov 29, 2015

    Alone On Thanksgiving

    Hello All, I am very thankful that I found this site.  It literally has picked me up from off the floor with my low spirits.  I have no friends (0) and will be spending Thanksgiving alone as usual. 
    FaithReign FaithReign
    41-45, F
    7 Responses Nov 25, 2009

    && I'm thankful!! Finally no one eating the

    last of the stuffing, I don't feel guilty for large portions. >:3
    CaseyLeCuteUn CaseyLeCuteUn
    22-25, M
    Mar 20, 2014

    Cold Hell: A Present From My Wife

    My wife kicked me out a few months back but assured me over and over for the past few months that I would be able to spend thanksgiving week with her and my kids. Guess what she changed her mind about last week? Yeah, so now I'm in a cold apartment with crackers and rice and...
    Whatthefvck Whatthefvck
    2 Responses Nov 20, 2012

    Sleeping Pills

    I realize this is as big or small a deal as you let yourself make it. For me, the holidays (Thanksgiving & Christmas) and the surrounding season is a very big deal. I have reconciled myself with being alone the rest of the year, no friends, no family (all dead except one, and...
    ncogit ncogit
    51-55, M
    1 Response Aug 14, 2013

    So Tomorrow Is Thanksgiving

    Idk I'm not really in the mood to celebrate with family. I just want to stay home with the two people I'm most thankful for and don't get me wrong I'm thankful for my family n friends but my boys are on top of the list. What is better then spending it alone with my two pains in...
    pri21 pri21
    26-30, F
    1 Response Nov 27, 2013

    Alone, Specific And In General.

    This may be the first Thanksgiving that I will be alone since the divorce. I am trying to whip up some kind of Thanksgiving day event at my place but since I don't know any other people who are alone, I'm having to figure out who to invite and how to invite them. So, I may be...
    Anitpowe Anitpowe
    56-60, F
    2 Responses Nov 20, 2013

    I Am Alone And Don't Care Anymore

    I lost everything 4 years ago and was ashamed and embarrassed to face my parents. I lost my house my car and my career crumbled to nothing. I grew up in a strict financially stable house and the thought of me losing everything .....well, I just walked away and disappeared...
    slcjp slcjp
    Nov 23, 2011

    SO Alone and All My Fault

    I am also alone on Thanksgiving but I am alone because I have become a montser. Drugs and alcohol killed my soul and now, I am alone on Thanksgiving. Do you hear me, ALONE !(I would do this with a Bette Davis psycho-drama queen stare). But ! That does not make the story less...
    gedi gedi
    4 Responses Oct 12, 2008

    But at work I had an amazing one

    because no one needs to know I ate Chinese food and watched Supernatural in my underwear all day.
    Dropdeadreamer Dropdeadreamer
    22-25, F
    3 Responses Nov 29, 2014

    Unacceptable --update

      Wow!  I told a friend today about this & to my absolute amazement , my beautiful friend has also spent holidays alone!  I am floored to learn this, stunned. I would never have thought this in a million years. Maybe people assumed the same about me?  She went thru an ugly...
    NyxNyx NyxNyx
    46-50, F
    Oct 24, 2013

    Alone On Thanksgiving!? T.T

    I am spending Thanksgiving here in Colorado alone, I'm originally British and my family are all in England. We don't have Thanksgiving as a holiday in England, but my American partner was planning on having a lovely US thanksgiving for me this year, we even bought all the food...
    daisychain88 daisychain88
    Nov 22, 2012

    Alone On Thanksgiving

    i am alone on thanksgiving had no invites blood family no longer around tripped in sin scared of upcoming work environment scared at 52
    west2222 west2222
    Nov 28, 2013

    Not Sure How I'm Going To Make It Through Thanksgiving

    As I browsed through this website I noticed that many of the stories where people are desperately alone and crying out for help have no comments despite 100's of views.  Seeing some of the stories made me extremely sad, but unfortunately I am new to the site and they were...
    toomuchalready toomuchalready
    36-40, F
    20 Responses Nov 14, 2010


    Once upon a time which is long gone, in a society of friends who have either moved away, ( I'm one of those) or who have passed away, Thanksgiving was a joyous day back then...I was over a thousand miles from my insane family. I had a husband and a young daugther, and I was...
    zilphia zilphia
    Nov 26, 2009


    This year I was completely alone on Thanksgiving, and believe me, it was a welcome solitude! I woke up, went jogging, came home, started cooking my own mini-feast for Thanksgiving, and listened to Frank Sinatra all day long. I cleaned the house, ate my food, and watched some...
    SpiritOfTheRabbit SpiritOfTheRabbit
    36-40, F
    Nov 26, 2011

    Left Out And Thrown Away~

    I had plans to drive to my moms for Thanksgiving with my kids but bills kept me from going so I had to cancel. I'm going through a divorce and my soon to be ex has had a girlfriend since he asked me for a divorce. Probably sooner. He moved in with her a month after I moved out...
    ldyhwk1 ldyhwk1
    2 Responses Nov 17, 2011

    Alone On Thanksgiving

    i am alone on thanksgiving i had no invites i tripped in sin and i dread work environment to come am scared at 52
    west2222 west2222
    Nov 28, 2013

    Alone On Thanksgiving

    Miles away from family. Most friends are 3 hours away, too long for a drive, besides they're all with families. And girlfriend kicked me out 5 days ago. But you know what, I'm still smiling. I've been playing my guitar and taking this time to think about life and ****. So it...
    kahakaibum kahakaibum
    1 Response Nov 28, 2013

    Alone Today

    I tried making Thanksgiving plans with my bf a month ago. He said he didnt have plans and didn't want to do anything. So I told him we should make plans. Then the Friday before Thanks giving my bf tells me he is working full time on the weekend so he doesn't have to work...
    LilKittn LilKittn
    2 Responses Nov 22, 2012

    So, once agian it's that time of year.

    Thanksgiving.. I have three options. Go to a place where I only get along with one person and be judged by the other ones and just in general have a bad time (but I still get to see the 1 person I love - my nana). Go to my close friends thanksgiving and have a probably good time...
    depressedandanxious depressedandanxious
    18-21, F
    Nov 26, 2014

    During on thanks giving of 2014

    when my Dad and stepmom went to Johnson City Tennessee while I stayed back with the Dog Bella. Bella & I enjoyed being at home by ourselves during thanksgiving however my mother came to pick me up so I can spend time at her apartment while Bella Stayed at home till I got back...
    deleted deleted
    Dec 18, 2014

    Hahahaha Alone Again!!! Nofx Playing In The Back Ground... The Whole Pump Up The Valuume Cd

    oh nofx you make me feel soooooo much better...... im downing a 5th of bacardi and then a bottle of whine wile i eat tater tottts n hotpockets yay yummy yummy yummy oh thank "GOD:" for thanks giving... the day when family can reeeeeeaaaaaly forget about the rest of the "family...
    LowerClassHoodlum425 LowerClassHoodlum425
    Nov 22, 2012

    Me Too!

    I moved 1200+ miles away from my family in April, to be with my boyfriend. He's in the Army and had to work today so it's just little ol' me for turkey day. I cooked all day long and made some yummy yummy stuff. I'm now about to sip some crown and ice and relax. Hope those of...
    LoveSam LoveSam
    26-30, F
    Nov 22, 2012

    Always Working For Thanksgiving

    I am sure there are others out there who are always working on Thanksgiving. I don't work in a restaurant, but sure appreciate others who have to work hard to feed people today. There is an empty spot in my heart today, and since I am the only single person at my job level in the...
    Luicida Luicida
    46-50, F
    4 Responses Nov 26, 2009

    On The Road

    4am left New Jersey headed for North Carolina. Dropped the load, went to shipper to pick up next load. Found shipper was closed till 4am Friday. Imagine that closed on Thanksgiving day, hee hee, who would have guessed? Definatly not my dispatcher, Hhhhmmmm Regardless spent the...
    1changingheart 1changingheart
    51-55, M
    1 Response Nov 22, 2012

    Pizza For One.

    Today's thanksgiving. A big holiday for americans, usually spent with the whole family (including relatives) around a big dinner table with overflowing food. It's november, usually cold or chilly outside. Nothing like a warm house filled with love. I can imagine walking down a...
    mywimpychest mywimpychest
    18-21, M
    Nov 22, 2012

    Feeling Not Part Ofmes

    Wow, my chest feels like it will cave in.  I have been living with HIV for 20 years, sometimes with grace elgance and dignity and then other times not.  Emotionally or mentally, I have had tough times.  The medicine and the change of life took me very hard.  I...
    emmapretty emmapretty
    41-45, F
    8 Responses Nov 24, 2009

    Alone On Thanksgiving

    I'm alone again on Thanksgiving,feeling blue.My family has been torn apart by drug addiction,and what little family i have left is scattered about with no connection to eachother.I remember Thanksgiving as a family day,food,football and a warmth that connected us a human beeings...
    cdt70 cdt70
    46-50, M
    2 Responses Nov 28, 2013

    It' New In My Life Be Alone

    i never been alone in holiday... today is first time in my life.. well.. strange.. understandble.. scarry
    Dinar7 Dinar7
    41-45, F
    2 Responses Nov 22, 2012

    No Man Is An Island?

    I spent my childhood in a forest, no one to play with, but it was a Tom Sawyer experience I went into the Army for many years, moving here and there I have been out of work since leaving the military - small jobs a month here or there Dad passed away in 2007, mother with...
    tkousa tkousa
    2 Responses Nov 21, 2012

    Lamest Reason Ever

    My family is due to travel down to LA (from the South Bay Area) for the entire Thanksgiving weekend. I was invited to travel to Chico with my boyfriend to enjoy the Thanksgiving weekend with his family; additionally, his stepfather-to-be raises his own turkeys, vegetables, and...
    Sayornis Sayornis
    1 Response Nov 25, 2008


    I grew up not knowing the real value of family, becoming somewhat of a lone wolf. I learned somewhat of it when I joined the Army, that fraternal feeling you get from your brothers and sisters in arms but it still was not like I had been hoping for. I found that which I sought...
    knghtmare knghtmare
    1 Response Nov 22, 2012

    Thankful For Pharaoh

    Well at this very moment I'm laying down with my puppy pharaoh..this is this first thanksgiving I spent alone and i feel really depressed about it because I miss spending it with my family and it sucks. I moved out and I'm livening on my own far frm them and my grandmother moved...
    Pharaohluv18 Pharaohluv18
    Nov 22, 2012

    Life Is Not The Same For Everyone

    I used to be bitter because my holidays were always small affairs. I dreamed of big families and friends enjoying each other and that just hasn't happened. recently divorced I am now alone. my own family crumbled because of the divorce. I have one son who is with his own family...
    Rawfish808 Rawfish808
    36-40, M
    1 Response Nov 28, 2013

    Alone For The First Time On Turkey Day

    SO my parents bailed on me, didn't feel like driving the 45 minutes to my place. My sister decided to work and my boyfriend made other plans since i canceled on him (thinking my parents would magically show up) i have NO food, not even a can of beans. i have NO tv, no parade, no...
    marykatherine92 marykatherine92
    22-25, F
    1 Response Nov 28, 2013
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