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I Dread the Holidays

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    I'm anxious and in need of some advice.

    I have a holiday booked in October with my boyfriend, his mum, dad, brother and his girlfriend. I would love to go on this holiday just not with these people I don't get along with his brothers girlfriend she's never made an effort with me and looks down on me which due to me...
    BMS1295 BMS1295 18-21, F 1 Response Jun 15, 2014

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    Holiday Hate

    I used to love the holidays. The smell of turkey on Thanksgiving, waiting for Santa on Christmas Eve, watching colorful fireworks on the fourth of July, and basically almost every holiday my family celebrated I enjoyed. However, when I was around eleven years old, I...
    ARandomKid ARandomKid 16-17, F Sep 7, 2009

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    Dreading the Upcoming Months...

    I always enjoy this time of year due to the picturesque landscape associated with Fall, sleeping on flannel sheets, taking the dog on walks, and enjoying the smells and sounds of the holidays.  That is until it gets close to Christmas and Thanksgiving. I have the family...
    Bogey6294 Bogey6294 36-40 1 Response Oct 30, 2008

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    Er.. Well....

    It's not actually the holidays I dread- it's the way some people behave during them that irks me.
    SpiritOfTheRabbit SpiritOfTheRabbit 31-35, F Oct 17, 2010

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    My mother died in Jan of 2013.

    My father is dating a woman that hates me. I cooked for 2 days to prepare Thanksgiving dinner. He didn't even wait for me to finish eating before he got up and left. He had yet to return home. She has her own family that she could spend time with, why is she stealing my father...
    mcrn96 mcrn96 41-45, F Nov 28, 2014

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    I Hate 'em

    Most holidays are about families and loving, right? I hate that since it seems like each holiday, you are expecting to spend a lot of money, or buy gifts. I come from a distant family and I really have no money. When Christmas comes around, my mother yells at me for not having a...
    AlbinoLapineRedQueen AlbinoLapineRedQueen 22-25, F 2 Responses Nov 30, 2012

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    I hate being all alone on the holidays because it is depressing. One or two here and there would be okay but because of situations in my family I am usually all alone eating deli turkey sandwiches on most holidays.
    fungirlmmm fungirlmmm 41-45, F 1 Response May 12, 2011

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    I Dread the Holidays, But I'm Not Really Sure Why.

    I must admit, I have wonderful memories of holidays as a child.  I come from a fairly small, but close knit family.  My parents are still alive and still very much in love - they have been married for 52 years.  My 2 sisters, my brother and I are all in good...
    deliqueen deliqueen 41-45, F 4 Responses Nov 17, 2008

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    MY WAY

    I really hate the commercial craziness of the holidays. I find it ridiculous how people ruin the occasion by turning it into a shopping match forgetting the true meaning of the festivities. I hate how rude people are at the stores, the supermarket, the roads, because they are...
    underconstruction underconstruction 41-45, F 2 Responses Dec 18, 2010

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    This Year I Do

    Its been such a rough year for us and financially we are way behind. My wife has started a new job and she doesnt get holidays off (I do however). We always have to divide the holiday up among our families and we have little time for ourselves.....but this year with her working...
    IndyJoe IndyJoe 41-45, M 3 Responses Nov 11, 2008

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    Not Ready To Move On...yet.

    I've written here before about my current battle with depression. It took me many, many years to finally realize that I am living with this affliction. My world had to very nearly end before I was forced to face the truth & to finally find the strength to ask for help. My...
    MisterC MisterC 46-50, M 4 Responses Dec 20, 2009

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    It´s That Time Of The Year Again........

    Well, actually this year it has started even earlier. I saw Christmas merchandise in September and by mid-October Christmas was in full bloom in all the stores and shopping centers. People feel compelled to buy, buy, buy, even if they get trampled at the door on Black Friday...
    underconstruction underconstruction 41-45, F 8 Responses Nov 29, 2010

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    Alone This Year

    I used to love the holidays. I don't know what happened. As the years progressed, I grew less and less enthusiastic about this time of year. Please, don't get me wrong. I love this time of year for other reasons and holidays in general aren't so bad. It's a nice time to celebrate...
    philosophicmyth philosophicmyth 26-30, F 1 Response Dec 16, 2010

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    Want To Skip It All This Year

    I don't want to be pessimistic towards the holiday season this year, but I'd prefer to just go on as usual and just not participate in everything that goes along with it. I absolutely love gift giving and seeing friends and family, but that just rarely happens anymore. It keeps...
    455cargirl 455cargirl 36-40, F 2 Responses Nov 17, 2013

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    sharpTresHombre sharpTresHombre 41-45, M Dec 18, 2010

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    I Don't Dread Them.

    I don't dread them, a part of me, the childlike, ignorant, innocent part of me deep in there still looks forward to them, and expects it to be happy. It's not, they depress me. Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Years, Easter even, I secretly expect it to be better than last year, and...
    Angelwings7 Angelwings7 13-15, F 2 Responses Nov 10, 2011

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    This Year

    Oh God it is going to be so horrible! I will be all alone. I can't bear to think of it.
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Nov 8, 2009

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    I Can't Face It This Year

    I had to make the dreaded weekly trip to WalMart yesterday,...I despise that place, yet I shop there because in my town there really is no where else. Anyway, I was shocked that it is already decked out in Christmas trees, poinsettias and Christmas songs blaring from the speakers...
    autimom autimom 31-35, F Nov 10, 2008

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    I'm so not looking forward to Christmas this

    year...it was hard enough when we lost dad to heart attack in 2011, but losing mom this past January has made the upcoming holidays provide me with so much angst. I find myself running away most weekends hoping to forget the season altogether. This is so not fair to my two...
    Fornicaria Fornicaria 41-45, F 2 Responses Dec 2, 2014

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    Cliche

    Firstly, I hate the commercialism The christmas displays this year won hands out on getting into the windows before the Halloween displays.  The advertisments on television are advancing how you can buy christmas out of the back of a truck this year...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Nov 10, 2008

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    Just Not Feeling It..

    the past few seasons have not really been that super. I just can't get my enthusiasm up anymore. I realize more and  more that during and after the season i get hit with a mega-wave of depression. It happens EVERY year. I  only consciously realized it last year. Of...
    Tacit Tacit 22-25, F Nov 21, 2008

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    Hi ladies! I hope you all had a wonderful 4th of July! I have a question to ask. Do you expect to hear from MM on holidays/weekends? Why or why not?
    ArlingtonRose ArlingtonRose 36-40, F 28 mins ago

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    Even a strict mom has a bedtime My kids always had a bedtime and a out of bedtime No staying in bed past the out of bed time , even on the weekend or summer holidays.
    Motherwillspank Motherwillspank 51-55, F 1 hr ago

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    Today is the 4th of July and it's another year where I don't celebrate it. It's not that I don't want to or like it. I really do like it and who doesn't like fireworks? It's just...
    Xemplefied Xemplefied 26-30, M 1 hr ago

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    I always say I'm ok, but deep down inside I'm dreading the time when I walk up again. It hurts inside because people hurt me. It wouldn't matter though so whatever.
    Bailey242 Bailey242 13-15 2 hrs ago

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    Well, except for my three doggies. I'm not sure how I feel about this. I do believe this is my first holiday I have spent alone. One positive note is I did a whole season of Halt...
    texaspilot texaspilot 46-50, M 2 Responses 2 hrs ago

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    Lots of people in my life think I'm "tough" or a "badass" and such. Little do they know I break down into tears on what seems like a weekly basis. I really think people in my...
    Whatsmystory Whatsmystory 26-30, F 4 Responses 3 hrs ago

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    I do. However....once a family member is dead , l see no purpose in celebrating their birthdays. Perhaps if it was a child l may feel differently, l would possibly go to the grave...
    2BlossomBlue 2BlossomBlue 51-55, F 7 Responses 4 hrs ago

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    Since summer holidays started I've been reading a book a day. Good 300 page books. I love reading so much!
    Escapist101 Escapist101 13-15, F 1 Response 4 hrs ago

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    Moving out was a great day. I rarely go to family gatherings. My parents obviously have favorites and I'm not one. My older sister is my dad's favorite and my younger brother is my...
    DarkeningTheMist DarkeningTheMist 18-21, M 1 Response 4 hrs ago

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    I feel like my boyfriend doesn't miss me. I work a lot so I'm lucky if I get to see him once a week. I message him throughout the day but he doesn't bother to respond or text me...
    riverz riverz 22-25, F 4 Responses 5 hrs ago

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    At my 25 I have achieved NOTHING or almost nothing.. I am currently unemployed, live in a god-forsaken third world country.. I have been unemployed for the past one year and my...
    sweetsnake sweetsnake 22-25, F 2 Responses 6 hrs ago

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    My curse is me ,I must agree. I feel this truth inside. I have been dying a little everyday but now i wish everyone to believe that truly am a dead soul.Spare me botheration. I...
    winterfall winterfall 36-40 7 hrs ago

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    Hey guys. I was searching the web how to make dreadlocks, when I found this awesome guy who travels the world and living an adventurous life. Such a free spirit! Was instantly...
    Sunshineo0 Sunshineo0 26-30 2 Responses 7 hrs ago

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    and it's quite logical phobia if you take notice of my life. At my 25 I have achieved NOTHING or almost nothing.. I am currently unemployed, live in a god-forsaken third world...
    sweetsnake sweetsnake 22-25, F 8 hrs ago

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    Mom this one's for u....whenever i see into my um's eyes..i get to glimpse upon a dreadful pain in there...all tht happiness lost. and then i just wonder...am i responsible for...
    Ahaanaa Ahaanaa 13-15, F 3 Responses 8 hrs ago

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    holidays used to be hard..knowing he was with his family.. friends cooking for everyone but me...I miss him and his birthday is July 14.. I would be planning a special day for him...
    Bancy918 Bancy918 51-55 1 Response 11 hrs ago

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    have a few glasses of wine and enjoy the solitude of the day
    BettyLavender BettyLavender 61-65, F 4 Responses 12 hrs ago

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    First round of cycle three complete, I was discharged from the hospital (for the second time that day) at about 9:30 PM. In ten hours, I’d be back for round two of my third cycle...
    WindSylph WindSylph 46-50, F 7 Responses 12 hrs ago

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    Even before High School, I was an avid reader of plays, in fact, my dream was to become a playwrite. I devoured every play I could lay my hands on, everything from "theatre of the...
    FalconsLair FalconsLair 70+, M 16 hrs ago

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    Today is Mike's wake. Mike is a family friend of ours. Him & my dad grew up together, I have known him since i was in diapers. it is still unreal that he is gone. he was only 45...
    BroknGirl89 BroknGirl89 26-30, F 18 hrs ago

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    I can still remember being in the kitchen with my great grandmother, grand mother, and mother at any given time in the kitchen since I was a very little girl. Cooking in my family...
    00DesertRose 00DesertRose 36-40, F 3 Responses 3 days ago

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    It's not exactly a holiday but I'm away in London today and tomorrow. So that means I won't have wifi for two days so please excuse the lack of replies :)
    Frankiehw Frankiehw 16-17, F 3 Responses 4 days ago

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    I'm still freeforming but I am torn on whether or not a Caucasian can fully freeform with no separation? Will it cause problems later on or is it just like any other hair type