I Dread the Holidays

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 123 People

    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

    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
    goodwitchofthenorth goodwitchofthenorth
    36-40, F
    2 Responses Feb 15

    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

    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

    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

    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

    My parents moved away this year.

    My cat died this week. I haven't wrapped any Christmas presents yet.didn't have much money for gifts this year.I have a big family. I don't have a Christmas tree, or any decorations. I don't want to even mail out Christmas cards. How am I going to get through Christmas week?
    Chelsea1973 Chelsea1973
    41-45, F
    2 Responses Dec 20, 2015

    **** going to Scotland

    for a week, I've got nothing against Scotland it's just my family suck and are really boring so this week is gonna be terrible
    Alienbassdrum Alienbassdrum
    16-17, M
    2 Responses Aug 8, 2015

    I only dread one. my favorite holiday.

    Christmas. had a nervous breakdown one year and avoid it like it does not exist. I remember loving to give and just be being with the joy of the of the world. my past is so in my future that it is truly makes one sick. almost.
    bigheartsmallworld bigheartsmallworld
    36-40, M
    Aug 24, 2015

    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
    3 Responses Nov 17, 2008

    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

    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

    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

    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

    ...

    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

    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

    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...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response Dec 18, 2010

    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

    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...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    3 Responses Nov 29, 2010

    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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    This is it. The time we all dreaded, but knew would happen. EP, after so long, has come to an end. The "experience sharing community" Will all be left in the past. I'll miss...
    bflyboo14 bflyboo14
    16-17, F
    2 Responses Apr 20
    I miss my great nanshe died a week before my birthday i miss my cousin who died just after he was born i miss my friend who died on the way to school and my other friend who died...
    hater2610 hater2610
    13-15, F
    1 Response Apr 20
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    WindSylph WindSylph
    46-50, F
    2 Responses Apr 20
    TRUE! --nervous --very, very dreadfully nervous I had been and am; but why will you say that I am mad? The disease had sharpened my senses --not destroyed --not dulled them. Above...
    DaydreamingSleepwalker DaydreamingSleepwalker
    41-45, F
    2 Responses Apr 19
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    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Apr 19
    All I did was I sent gifts last year around Christmas time forget tending that this man would take anything I do as an offence and report it to the police ..as it has also been...
    Inthedark16 Inthedark16
    36-40, F
    2 Responses Apr 19
    I'm an educated female who is a Trap Queen on the inside! After having to act a certain way at my job and in front of my husband she's in hibernation. Although when all alone or...
    1kallaway 1kallaway
    41-45, F
    1 Response Apr 19
    i remember once in my family my 2 female cousins were at home for holidays We were all young teenagers the first morning i went to the girls room and i found my sisters and...
    rv101010 rv101010
    56-60, M
    Apr 19
    Do I quit or toughen the **** up? I am a 22 year old college student. I got a job as a personal banker about a month ago. Before this, I worked as a cashier at a fast food place...
    harleyquinn16 harleyquinn16
    22-25, F
    3 Responses Apr 19
    I used to live in extreme poverty. (Well my family was as poor as residents in the UK get). This was from when I was 13 up until I was 16. I remember having no breakfast and...
    Itslauryn Itslauryn
    16-17, F
    5 Responses Apr 18
    My husband have a daughter outside of our kids (his first) she have 2 older sisters and my in laws wants me to be involved with them as well. My is not involved with them only his...
    rvic2010 rvic2010
    22-25, F
    1 Response Apr 17
    All I can think of lately is death. I don't even cry anymore. I just go to school, come home, and sit in the dark. I try to go outside everyday, but I get awful headaches, and...
    rainandbooks rainandbooks
    13-15, F
    5 Responses Apr 17
    Thanksgiving and Christmas are my favorite holidays.
    EdwardKellner EdwardKellner
    41-45, M
    Apr 16
    My partner goes to work for 7 and gets home for a break at 11 before doing another couple of hours. I get up at 8 and leave at 9 to feed her horses, go shopping, get home at 11 and...
    MrW8 MrW8
    46-50, M
    1 Response Apr 16
    I remember in French class a saying that loosely translated was "A coalminers home is his castle". So I feel that nudity at home is not only enjoyable it is my right. Most of my...
    nuwalker nuwalker
    66-70, M
    2 Responses Apr 16
    Listen as the wind blows from across the great divide voices trapped in yearning, memories trapped in time the night is my companion, and solitude my guide would I spend forever...
    TheaRhyss TheaRhyss
    31-35, F
    Apr 15
    Are you guilty of sending those dreaded "hi" messages totally out of nowhere? How many messages can I expect to ignore before you give up?
    VioletVivid VioletVivid
    26-30
    5 Responses Apr 15
    So. For the first time today I gave myself a real spanking. 240 wacks total. With the belt and 70 wacks with the paddle. It was amazing to feel sting ...it was the hardest...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Apr 14
    I might not right here after this. as the flame of my candle began flickering I realized it would soon blow out. I have a beautiful joint to smoke and this peculiar sound the...
    Unmasked Unmasked
    26-30, F
    2 Responses Apr 14
    I have 2 sisters the elderly I haven't seen for years, as for next one I would get the chance to see her at holidays times.... Yesterday my mom was on skype and she call me to come...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response Apr 14
    Noo!! This site cannot go down! I have been SD free for about 11 months. I just found out that SD is coming not this weekend, but the next. I am already dreading it and filled with...
    2Loves1Hate 2Loves1Hate
    26-30, F
    2 Responses Apr 13
    I have been married nearly 8 yrs & I don't know if staying anymore is right for me. This has not been a perfect marriage and once upon a time I was so in love with my husband. He...
    El04 El04
    31-35, F
    6 Responses Apr 13
    I have been married nearly 8 yrs & I don't know if staying anymore is right for me. This has not been a perfect marriage and once upon a time I was so in love with my husband. He...
    El04 El04
    31-35, F
    Apr 13
    I have been married nearly 8 yrs & I don't know if staying anymore is right for me. This has not been a perfect marriage and once upon a time I was so in love with my husband. He...
    El04 El04
    31-35, F
    Apr 13
    I have been married nearly 8 yrs & I don't know if staying anymore is right for me. This has not been a perfect marriage and once upon a time I was so in love with my husband. He...
    El04 El04
    31-35, F
    Apr 13
    Hi, I am 23 years old and have been trying to figure out what on earth my body is up to from the age of 15. I have had painful and heavy periods from about the age of 15 (I...
    stilllearning20 stilllearning20
    22-25, F
    Apr 13
    My brother-in-law and sister introduced the show to me and my stepdad and oh my god! Supernatural has a competition!! Every time my stepdad isnt watching the arrow on Netflix, I'm...
    odessa94 odessa94
    18-21, T
    Apr 12
    Just briefly about myself: I attended approximately 2-3 years of college but dropped out due to financial issues paying off student loan debt and maintaining a place to live. The...
    sicksadworld89 sicksadworld89
    26-30
    1 Response Apr 12
    HUMAN BEHAVIOUR AND MONEY Human beings - the most complicated and mentally ****** up of all creatures inhabiting Planet Earth. My landlord,  in March 2015, knocked my door and...
    TNTandCHOCOLATE TNTandCHOCOLATE
    31-35
    2 Responses Apr 12
    What do you like about it? I dread it and wish to get to get it over with. I have no idea why this is. I tell myself I like it but I feel like im forcing myself to make out with my...
    Deadcatt Deadcatt
    26-30, F
    4 Responses Apr 12
    Here's one of the things I wrote in my notes: Depression is not Lana Del Rey music, with smeared black eyeliner and tears running down your face. It is not a blood-stained tub, or...
    Lexiem00n Lexiem00n
    13-15, F
    Apr 11
    My grandfather was a station master. I grew up on the trains. He took me to work in the school holidays. We rode in the engines. The engines were great big diesels, class 66, I...
    laurenhafjones4 laurenhafjones4
    16-17, F
    Apr 11
    im gonna be right here online, with tears pouring down my face when the dreaded time comes...whose with me?????
    bobydob bobydob
    51-55, F
    1 Response Apr 11
    Christian Greed https://dochub.com/timesoftrouble/kWbzzO/christian-greed What can truly amaze a genuine believer that looks only to the Father is just how true his words on world...
    timesoftrouble timesoftrouble
    56-60, M
    1 Response Apr 11
    Christian Greed https://dochub.com/timesoftrouble/kWbzzO/christian-greed What can truly amaze a genuine believer that looks only to the Father is just how true his words on world...
    timesoftrouble timesoftrouble
    56-60, M
    Apr 11
    Christian Greed https://dochub.com/timesoftrouble/kWbzzO/christian-greed What can truly amaze a genuine believer that looks only to the Father is just how true his words on world...
    timesoftrouble timesoftrouble
    56-60, M
    Apr 11
    Christian Greed https://dochub.com/timesoftrouble/kWbzzO/christian-greed What can truly amaze a genuine believer that looks only to the Father is just how true his words on world...
    timesoftrouble timesoftrouble
    56-60, M
    Apr 11
    Christian Greed https://dochub.com/timesoftrouble/kWbzzO/christian-greed What can truly amaze a genuine believer that looks only to the Father is just how true his words on world...
    timesoftrouble timesoftrouble
    56-60, M
    Apr 11
    Christian Greed https://dochub.com/timesoftrouble/kWbzzO/christian-greed What can truly amaze a genuine believer that looks only to the Father is just how true his words on world...
    timesoftrouble timesoftrouble
    56-60, M
    Apr 11
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