I Am Alone On Thanksgiving

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

    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
    4 Responses Nov 22, 2012

    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

    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
    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

    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


    Have never been terribly social. Wife left me and my son is visiting his friends.  Family members like being immediate family only.  
    Jaycee3000 Jaycee3000
    51-55, M
    1 Response Nov 18, 2012

    How Did I Get Here

    wife left me. My family doesn't like me. Must be me . Oh well thats my story.
    Pleevetr Pleevetr
    41-45, M
    3 Responses Nov 13, 2012

    No Thanksgiving Dinner Togetherness In 10 Years

    This will be 10 years since I've had Thanksgiving dinner. The year 2002 was the last time I sat at a dining room table with people I love. My husband divorced me that year (he was having an affair), several family members passed away, family then disintegrated. It seems like...
    UnlovedAloneSad UnlovedAloneSad
    1 Response Nov 3, 2012


    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

    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
    6 Responses Nov 24, 2011

    Finding Gratitude

    I, too am alone on Thanksgiving, again. Same scenario as many others: parents deceased, friends out of state. Yesterday I purchased a turkey sub, some chips, and I'm all set. I woke up feeling grateful I did not have to cook a thing, be sociable, be the odd man out in a room...
    subqueen subqueen
    Nov 24, 2011

    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

    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


    This is really one of the worst hoildays . My family is all into Thanksgiving. Making casseroles and the turkey and the pies and the sweet potatoes and bringing out the apple cider. We make all this food sit around my moms dining room table and take turns saying what we are...
    Anto815 Anto815
    46-50, F
    Nov 25, 2010

    Alone Too...

    I am alone too, but by choice. I feel as though people who have called themselves my friend were only trying to take things from me. I feel as if I have no true friends- no family... most of my family is deceased as well. Just me and some Top Ramen tonight.
    GlindaLynn GlindaLynn
    41-45, F
    3 Responses Nov 25, 2010

    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

    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

    It's Just Another Day

    and besides, im not celebrating the almost de-population of the Natives.  just ain't right..
    deleted deleted
    Jan 7, 2010

    Alone By Choice

    I am alone this Thankgiving because I've managed to alienate just about everyone in my family this year due to massive depression brought about by job loss. I don't know If I can mend things or if I should even try, as my life has been a string of failures and...
    LordSopping LordSopping
    1 Response Nov 27, 2009

    Why Didn't Anyone Call?

    Everyone knew I was coming for thanksgiving... I work nights and was in terrible need of a nap this morning... I woke up to find I had slept thanksgiving away.  So now that everyone is done celebrating I'm left alone on thanksgiving. The icing on the cake is that no one...
    feelingblah80d feelingblah80d
    26-30, F
    1 Response Nov 26, 2009

    Year One

    This is my first holiday without a family.  My wife asked me to leave, and my kids are with her now.  All my life all I have aspired to is family, and now I have ruined it.  I got everything I ever wanted and then did not know what to do with it.  I failed to...
    MstuckF MstuckF
    31-35, T
    Nov 26, 2009


    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

    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

    Im Not Alone Yet

    but i really cant wait to be. I cant wait to spend my thanksgiving with just my husband and our animals. I know it sounds kind of weird but I really hate family gatherings. Im not a very family oriented person.
    YoucancallmeJuliet YoucancallmeJuliet
    26-30, F
    1 Response Nov 26, 2009

    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

    Alone On Thanksgiving

    I have been alone on the holidays since my mom died in 1995. I have 2 older sisters who I do not see or talk to on a regular basis.   The one who is 10yrs older has her own life with her dysfunctional family.  My other sister who is 14 yrs older lives with her 40...
    turkeydinner41 turkeydinner41
    51-55, F
    1 Response Nov 25, 2009

    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

    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

    He's Decided to Celebrate Without Me

    We've been married for 19 years.  Have four kids (17 yr. old and 12 yr. old triplets)  Been seperated since April while he works on issues from his childhood.  Abandonment, molestation etc.  He says it's all his fault that there are problems between us...
    HeartbrokeninFl HeartbrokeninFl
    41-45, F
    1 Response Nov 27, 2008

    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 Will Be Alone For the First Time This Year

    For the past few years, i haven't been going to my aunt's house for Thanksgiving because i am different from most of my family and i feel extremely bored hanging out with them. Last year, i was fortunate enough to have a friend who also was alone on Thanksgiving so we went out...
    alwaysalone alwaysalone
    22-25, F
    1 Response Nov 17, 2008

    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

    Two Straight Years Now...

    Nowhere to go, no way to get there. I made myself what I like... It was about me today, and why shouldn't it... Everything I am thankful for, I am the reason I have it.
    drcynic drcynic
    26-30, M
    Nov 22, 2007


    Holidays are my favorite time of year. Spent the last two with the woman of my dreams...thought it would last forever...that ended. The holidays are rolling around with no one to share turkey and pie with. No one to watch the holiday specials. No one to walk through Seattle...
    mashley278 mashley278
    31-35, M
    1 Response Nov 18, 2007

    First Time Ever Alone :(

    Well it's official. My entire family is getting together for Thanksgiving, except for myself. Even my older brother is flying across the US to be with his girlfriend and her family (soon to be fiance, he's asked her parent's permission over thanksgiving for her hand in marriage...
    merriemelody merriemelody
    22-25, F
    1 Response Nov 13, 2007

    I Was With My Family...

    i was with my family
    xtremelazy xtremelazy
    18-21, M
    Dec 27, 2006

    Don't Celebrate Thanksgivi...

    don't celebrate thanksgiving in UK... when was it?
    babyk babyk
    18-21, F
    1 Response Dec 27, 2006

    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
    18-21, F
    3 Responses Nov 22, 2006

    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

    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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