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I Am Often Sad At Christmas Time

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    nothing like Christmas to show you how

    inconsiderate some people can be ceases to amaze me
    farfromblessed farfromblessed 26-30, M Dec 25, 2014

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    I almost never sad at christmas time.

    ..because i always imagined to be the most people who is happiest at this moment...but for this year i lost my courage at christmas time...my parents had quarrel at this december...i don't know what make me happy now except only my family....i only hope my parents to be peace...
    Hilbert10 Hilbert10 18-21, M Dec 23, 2014

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    pushmeout pushmeout 13-15, M 1 Response Dec 25, 2014

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    I Have No Family to Spend Christmas Time

     I am always sad when it's christmas time. I don't have any kind of family to go and spend christmas with I think last year was probably to only good christmas I have ever had. The rest I remember my dad just getting high and my mom getting drunk waking up at 3 in the...
    XLunaXLovegoodX XLunaXLovegoodX 22-25, F 3 Responses Sep 27, 2008

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    Christmas Sucks.

    All my life, Christmas just never seemed to have happy memories for me. My 9th and 10th Christmases saw me talking to one parent or the other while they were in the hospital. My 13th one saw me wishing my dad was still alive. . Last year, my wife and daughter were a thousand...
    Jimmy76 Jimmy76 36-40, M Dec 24, 2011

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    So Often!

    During the season i often feel at my worst. There is just something that drains me of happiness at the time. Maybe it has something to do with my family and the way holidays go down.. i don't know. After the season is over i am often so depressed i can't do anything for a month...
    Tacit Tacit 22-25, F Sep 29, 2008

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    2 am Christmas morning

    and I'm almost done with this.
    SJS15 SJS15 36-40, F 2 Responses Dec 25, 2014

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    An Uncomfortable Time For Me

    I don't enjoy Christmas-time anymore.   Too many bad memories and frustrations to deal with.  In fact, the whole two-week period between Christmas and New Year is just something I have to get through, not a time of fun. When I was little we used to have good family Christmas...
    Opalgem Opalgem 36-40, F 8 Responses Aug 18, 2010

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    Christmas Gets Lonely...

    Being alone doesnt bother me anymre, threw rough times ive had no one to really talk to. im used to all this bull ****, i hate this time of year because i feel alone the most when sues family gets together i usually go to the christas events and the big supper at nanas but i...
    sherryswinters sherryswinters 16-17 5 Responses Nov 28, 2010

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    Christmas Is Sad.

    I just really don't have anyone to spend it with, everyone is either busy or away. My family's not exactly a very happy/close family so it's sad.
    Luhan Luhan 18-21 1 Response Dec 25, 2012

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    Childline

    As a child most of my christmas' were spent crying. My brother used to make sure of that. He would either hit me, or just be cruel and evil. I remember one year he broke my mums ribs.....I ran to the phonebox and called childline...I told them if they don't take my brother away I...
    AWUK AWUK 26-30, F 4 Responses Nov 21, 2007

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    I love Christmas, But.

    . This will be the 3rd Christmas since I lost my dog and this time of year is hard for me because she loved Christmas. I used to make her dog cookies and just spend time with her, but now that she's gone it just isn't the same. I get to spend time with family, and we'll have a...
    SwitchFan4Life SwitchFan4Life 22-25, F Dec 22, 2013

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    Not the Biggest Fan...

    Over the years it has changed from a large family dinner to around three or four of us being able to make the effort for one day.  There are things that are skirted around and their absence seems to squeal louder than if they were being directly talked about rather than...
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Sep 27, 2008

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    Since I Was Young

    It is around this time of the year I get the most sick.  Around this time of the year, I'm quietly depressed for seemingly no reason.  From the age of 18 months until I was seven years old, I would break out in sores all over my body around this time of the...
    Happyface Happyface 18-21, F 2 Responses Dec 10, 2008

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    Santa came and left presents

    for A under our very Charlie Brown Xmas tree.
    SJS15 SJS15 36-40, F 1 Response Dec 25, 2014

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    Always.

    I am always sad at Christmastime. It's because I always spend it alone. I have very severe social anxiety & agoraphobia & am too afraid to spend Christmas with family because of that. My mom, whom I live with, always spends it with other family members. So I am always alone on...
    lyricalongings lyricalongings 31-35, F 1 Response May 19, 2010

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    A Bit Early, I Know...

    I know its too early to talk about Christmas...but someone has just brought it to mind...and it has brought home how lonely i am....i feel so completely alone at the moment...and i think that Christmas may be worse... My friend asked me where I was spending Christmas - and I...
    Flugelblues Flugelblues 31-35, F 5 Responses Sep 27, 2008

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    Especially this year.

    But this is what looks like when you wait until Christmas Eve to wrap all the gifts...
    SJS15 SJS15 36-40, F 2 Responses Dec 25, 2014

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    Hate Christmas!!!

    i hate to say it, but i hate Christmas!! i used to love it, but now i hate it, mostly cos of all the hype we get nowadays!!! and by the time Christmas actually comes around, im already fed up with it all!!!
    cowshed123 cowshed123 31-35, M 5 Responses Aug 19, 2010

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    I like christmas and all

    but iv been alone the last 3 years and well on Christmas i have no one to share my loving spirt with. All i have is my dog and best friend Jax. Hope everyone has a Happy and safe Christmas and make sure to cherish these moments with your love ones :)
    Realestshitieverwrote Realestshitieverwrote 31-35, M Dec 14, 2013

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    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Dec 25, 2014

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    my family situation is way less

    than perfect. i find myself wishing to be part of other families cause they look so happy. thank goodness Christmas is over so life can be normal again
    catnip246 catnip246 22-25, F 1 Response Dec 25, 2014

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    Not The Happiest Time For Me!!

    i like the idea of Christmas, but i just hate the way it gets over hyped and over comercialise'd these days, and all for what? one day and then its over!!
    cowshed123 cowshed123 31-35, M 1 Response Jan 1, 2013

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    climbtheworld climbtheworld 22-25, M Dec 25, 2014

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    pullupgirl102 pullupgirl102 26-30, F 1 Response Dec 26, 2014

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    I like Christmas time so much! Tasty dishes, happy family, calm and cozy home;) Merry Christmas!
    kristeella kristeella 22-25, F Jan 6

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    Well... I really am sad today. It's not that big of a surprise. I really think I screwed life up pretty astoundingly. I wish I was dumber, but instead I'm kinda bright, but have...
    milehighHeartbreak milehighHeartbreak 31-35, M 2 Responses Dec 25, 2014

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    Yesterday morning was spent sprinting around town to several retirement homes with my stepdad dressed as Santa as we delivered Starbucks coffee and plush dogs and cats donated from...
    RComplex RComplex 26-30, M Dec 26, 2014

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    It was a bit sad at Christmas this year. This ended one of the most difficult years of my life both from a work and family perspective. My wife and I have an empty nest now since...
    Wilddesires Wilddesires 51-55, M 2 Responses Dec 26, 2014

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    ha40 ha40 36-40, F 1 Response Dec 31, 2014

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    My wife said she wasn't my wife, but just the mother to my children to me eight years ago. I tried everything to deal with it. I tried everything to fix our marriage and was...
    Wind4Walker Wind4Walker 41-45, M 2 Responses 6 hrs ago

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    Ever since I could remember, the holidays, ANY holiday, any special day, makes me feel alone, sad and depressed. Even as a kid, after the whole opening the presents excitement had...
    lemonista lemonista 36-40, F 1 Response Dec 25, 2014

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    As I have got older I have fewer and fewer reasons to enjoy Christmas. I don't have Santa Claus, my children are all grown up, as I am retired even being off work is not unusual...
    Snootycat Snootycat 61-65, F Dec 30, 2014

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    i cant believe that i'm feeling sad this Christmas. so sad that i dreamt about a person in my past... i dreamt that he came back in my life but in the dream i was apprehensive...
    bijouxnoir bijouxnoir 22-25, F Dec 29, 2014

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    I am feeling slightly sensitive today...ok maybe that's an understatement...EXTREMELY sensitive. I have been in a relationship of four years...he is my best friend and I have so...
    cassandrawilkinson cassandrawilkinson 26-30, F 3 Responses Dec 29, 2014

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    I spent this Christmas Eve sad and in tears. And I will spend my christmas tomorrow being alone and with myself only. Just alone.... Merry Christmas folks. I do hope you had a...
    Futuristic122 Futuristic122 16-17, F 2 Responses Dec 25, 2014

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    Today is Christmas Day, perhaps now my least favourite day of the year, it use to be just about my favourite day of the year, because I got to see my daughters, and to experience...
    Shamrock40 Shamrock40 36-40, M 2 Responses Dec 25, 2014

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    guhint guhint 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 25, 2014

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    After what happened on Christmas eve I decided to withdraw myself emotionally from him. I thought things over and realized, not for the first time, he is what he is. Normally I...
    justnicky justnicky 36-40, F 2 Responses Dec 26, 2014

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    Why must it be so? (rhetorical question used to express my emotion) Everything eventually comes to an end, no matter if it is good, bad, or somewhere in the shifting uncertain...
    andrewphysics andrewphysics 18-21, M Dec 26, 2014

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    tulick tulick 31-35, F Dec 25, 2014

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    My husband and I have had our troubles before, way before the children came along, but I made a decision then that the pros out weighed the cons. Later on, after the children, I...
    justnicky justnicky 36-40, F 3 Responses Dec 25, 2014

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    singlemom1254 singlemom1254 36-40 Dec 29, 2014

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    I feel so different from every family member in my family... Like nothing in common whatsoever only a few things... I notice this very well over Christmas this year! People seem...
    MilweePetite MilweePetite 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 29, 2014

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