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I Am Alone On Thanksgiving

A group for those dining-- and feeling-- solo on Thanksgiving 139 People

    Every Year...

    i'm alone.  and will be all day.  no invites, no family, no calls, no texts.  and in a few hours i get to go into work, alone.  and then i get to come home, alone.  
    noladef4 noladef4 26-30 6 Responses Nov 24, 2011

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    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

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    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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    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 2 Responses Nov 22, 2012

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    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

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    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 22-25 Nov 22, 2012

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    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

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    Sad

    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

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    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 26-30 1 Response Nov 28, 2013

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    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 51-55 2 Responses Nov 21, 2012

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    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 51-55 Nov 28, 2013

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    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 21-25, F 4 Responses Nov 22, 2006

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    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 22-25 Nov 22, 2012

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    I Was With My Family...

    i was with my family
    xtremelazy xtremelazy 16-18, M Dec 27, 2006

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    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

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    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 36-40 6 Responses Oct 12, 2008

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    Decisions

    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 26-30 1 Response Nov 22, 2012

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    2011

    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 31-35, F Nov 26, 2011

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    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 22-25, F 1 Response Nov 27, 2013

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    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 41-45, M 2 Responses Nov 28, 2013

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    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 36-40 6 Responses Oct 9, 2010

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    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

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    Don't Celebrate Thanksgivi...

    don't celebrate thanksgiving in UK... when was it?
    babyk babyk 16-18, F 1 Response Dec 27, 2006

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    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

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    Need A Phone Friend

    I'm alone on Thanksgiving. Are you alone? Let's not be alone....We can at least be phone friends. No pressure,no expectations. Send me a message, let's exchange numbers and keep each other compan
    JoeyLovesYou JoeyLovesYou 36-40, M 2 Responses Nov 22, 2012

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    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

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    Nostaligia

    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 51-55 1 Response Nov 26, 2009

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    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 51-55, F 2 Responses Nov 20, 2013

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    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 36-40 1 Response Nov 23, 2011

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

    last of the stuffing, I don't feel guilty for large portions. >:3
    CaseyLeCuteUn CaseyLeCuteUn 18-21, M 1 Response Mar 20

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    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

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    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 31-35, F 3 Responses Nov 28, 2013

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    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 22-25 2 Responses Nov 22, 2012

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    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 51-55 Nov 28, 2013

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    I Feel It Too

    I'm a college student in my third year. I really needed money so I decided to stay on campus during thanksgiving as the RA on duty.  I feel so alone - there is no one else on campus. What's worse is that I made the decision to stay here instead of going to some friend's...
    whoopiegirl whoopiegirl 16-18, F 4 Responses Nov 22, 2006

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    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 36-40 2 Responses Nov 20, 2012

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    Wife Left And Took My Son. Alone On Thanksgiving

    Wife of 5 years is deciding to leave me because of things I lied about 8 years ago. I admit I've made mistakes but to abandon me now and not let me see my son is atrocious. I have no family really of my own and hers hates me as much as she does. Struggling this Thanksgiving...
    alone9 alone9 31-35 4 Responses Nov 22, 2012

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    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

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    First Time Alone

    First time alone on thanksgiving. Sad...so went online shopping and watched youtube..
    aznldy2012 aznldy2012 36-40 Nov 23, 2012

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    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

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    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

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    Thanksgiving Isn't What It Use To Be For Me

    Last year I was alone on Thanksgiving and I will be alone this year. I feel I am cheated for I do have children, step children and grandchildren but everyone has their own plans again this year which does not include me mostly due to everyone living so far away. My one daughter...
    nanbenny nanbenny 46-50 Nov 22, 2012

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    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

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    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

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    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 18-21 1 Response Nov 25, 2008

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    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 18-21 Nov 22, 2012

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    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 36-40 3 Responses Nov 17, 2011

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    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

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    Related Experiences

    Well it sucks that my son (19 months) and I will be spending Thanksgiving alone. I'm no longer close to most members in my family, since my sister n law past in 2011. I feel like...
    astubble38 astubble38 41-45, F 3 days ago

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    I want to wish my special group of friends a happy thanksgiving. I know this is a few days ahead but as thanksgiving comes closer we all get kinda busy. With family and cooking and...
    badgirlbee badgirlbee 18-21, F 3 Responses 8 hrs ago

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    Let my pre-Thanksgiving stuffing begin! I'm going to eat basically non stop until Wednesday night. Then on Thursday my stomach will be nice and stretched for thanksgiving dinner...
    fatgenie fatgenie 18-21, F 8 Responses 8 hrs ago

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