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I Dread the Holidays

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 105 People

    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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    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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    sharpTresHombre sharpTresHombre 41-45, M Dec 18, 2010

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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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    I really hate spending the holidays alone.

    I'm ready for it to be over with already! Get back to the normal life, where being alone isn't something depressing. Tears are my gift this year.
    DeeplyLoves DeeplyLoves 36-40, F 1 Response Dec 14, 2014

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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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    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'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 1 Response Dec 2, 2014

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    lorrena19 lorrena19 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 12

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    Happy Valentine's Day! I love all of you
    ErikaaaaaRenee ErikaaaaaRenee 18-21, F 4 Responses Feb 14

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    Halloween Christmas Valentines day Pancake day Easter Summer Solstice Harvest Festival They're all great. They're excuse to have a party. They're all excuse to do something nice...
    paliglass paliglass 31-35, F 2 Responses Feb 14

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    I am going on holiday and looking back regretfully because I will miss my new friends. I will be gone for a week so I hope you can post nice things on my whiteboard while I am away...
    rockerlinda15 rockerlinda15 22-25, F 2 Responses Feb 17

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    Coping with the loss of illusion may be more difficult than losing the love itself... I am a very private person and have never posted in a forum like this, so I am somewhat...
    ravenofthedark ravenofthedark 41-45, F 8 Responses 15 hrs ago

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    Today being National Happy Day, makes it 1 of my favorite holidays. Thee best part is, you really don't have to do a dam ting , Xcept be happy of course. In this Hurry Hurry Ding...
    6multyperson 6multyperson 56-60, M 17 hrs ago

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    sometimes i wonder if my brother really loved me. i only remember one time he said something nice to me, i was holding glass windows in my hand and they were heavy, he took them...
    andylovesyou23 andylovesyou23 13-15, M 1 hr ago

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    I sounded like such an emo back then in the time when I was confused. Haha! How I've changed. Confidence has risen, happiness has risen, isolation has gone. Well I still suffer...
    WolvesSong WolvesSong 13-15, F 19 hrs ago

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    Ok, so this is something that has really damaged my life badly and I just need to vent it somewhere. It will be very long and I apologise for going off on tangents...
    inexperiencedguy94 inexperiencedguy94 18-21, M 10 hrs ago

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    Don't base your happiness on someone, Especially when you're not that close You don't have the future within your fingertips What if you'll wake up and they're gone Will you still...
    Seaspiritaria Seaspiritaria 13-15, F 4 hrs ago

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    Unpredictable, sadistic, inferior, dishonest, erratic, envious, competitive, jealous, and cruel are words that I would use to describe the people who were my family. There wasn't...
    lovesflowers lovesflowers 41-45, F Feb 2

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    I don't celebrate Valentine's Day. I never have because I'm not Christian, I am not pagan, and I'm not nominally observant of Judaism. I do recognize that some non-religious and...
    Nyx613 Nyx613 36-40, F 7 Responses Feb 14

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    We all have our stories. I've been divorced many years now.I absolutely have no feelings for my ex-wife who cheated on me after 7 years of marriage.We have two children together...
    AfanOfbigNaturals AfanOfbigNaturals 41-45, M 1 Response Feb 14

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    I get scared very easily. The other day the plow guy was plowing our drive and I sat up in bed it sounded like someone was at the door mind you this was about 4am we had no idea it...
    Ana8939 Ana8939 22-25, F Jan 30

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    Most infractions of my parents rules would earn a padding by my mother - but that's another story. For serious misbehavior, we would merit a good strapping by my father. We would...
    whitebirch999 whitebirch999 66-70, M 2 Responses Feb 5

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    For serious misbehavior, we would merit a good strapping by my father. We would then have to wait all day because strapping was usually done at bedtime with just pajama tops on...
    whitebirch999 whitebirch999 66-70, M Feb 6

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    Never make permanent decisions on temporary emotions. I think I try, i really try. It seems about once a month for a week or so I question my relationship ,why im in it, what do I...
    SweetAsSugar10 SweetAsSugar10 22-25 3 Responses Feb 6

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    Most infractions of my parents rules would earn an old fashioned padding by my mother - but that's another story. For serious misbehavior, we would merit a good strapping by my...
    whitebirch999 whitebirch999 66-70, M 2 Responses Feb 8

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    Its that dreaded day and im dreading my parents coming home cause always find myself bent over for daddy's belt after conferences. My butt gonna b on fire this weekend but least I...
    sassygirl15 sassygirl15 13-15, F 13 Responses Feb 13

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