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I Am Often Sad At Christmas Time

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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