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I Dread the Holidays

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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 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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    dreadlock holiday
    sharpTresHombre sharpTresHombre 41-45, M 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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 Dec 14, 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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    I didn't want to post this on one of the most important holidays in order to not take away any happiness from those that celebrate. I don't celebrate holidays anymore because I...
    akindheart akindheart 56-60, F 15 Responses May 11

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    but the natural dreaded girls are a hell of a lot sexier to me
    Reasons3e Reasons3e 26-30, M 1 Response May 9

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    Love my dreads!!! Oh + buswankers rule.....
    deleted deleted 26-30 May 18

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    Ive decided to keep my holiday weight. Even further, im spending the whole year gaining. Im sick of being someone im not so its time to be myself; a fatty! Ive been eating the same...
    BiggerIsBetter44 BiggerIsBetter44 13-15, M May 1

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    I got nice and plump over the holidays and decided to keep the weight on. Little did i know that would lead to me wanting more and more. Now im gaining on purpose! Im a fat pig now...
    BiggerIsBetter44 BiggerIsBetter44 13-15, M May 2

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    I hate bank holiday weekends. I have to work four fourteen hour shifts and a ten hour shift. I really do hate bank holidays. On the bright side one more shift then a day off :).
    lilmorsie lilmorsie 22-25, M May 3

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    Elaina12 Elaina12 18-21, F 2 days ago

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    ceywat ceywat 51-55, F 7 Responses May 7

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    Halloween and thanksgiving
    HeyThereHeather HeyThereHeather 26-30, F May 10

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    Last year I went all out for father's day. I invited my husband and his kids to an event, and it cost me a pretty penny. I considered it a success, it was laid back and...
    wickedtornado wickedtornado 36-40, F 2 Responses May 14

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    Happy Memorial Day to all my EP friends. First and foremost, we will remember those in the military who have died during their service to our country. My husband and I are a...
    BBWand40 BBWand40 41-45, F 4 Responses 4 days ago

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    I'm going to be in the US in about a month. I'm so excited. I'll be New Jersey, Philadelphia and Miami.
    GoddessKaiya GoddessKaiya 16-17, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    Even the ones I don't get..like memorial day. They're fun and happy .
    Alylovespuppies Alylovespuppies 18-21, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    I love being with my friends and family Just being together, eating good food, and catching up :)
    thatcurlyredhead77 thatcurlyredhead77 22-25, F 1 Response 23 hrs ago

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    I've been brought up going to church! All I have ever known is to be a PK! I love Church and have a relationship with Jesus! I try and be the best Christian!! I struggle with...
    Ca789 Ca789 13-15, F May 17

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    Recently I have moved out if my home and into a home alone. I've talked to my husband many times that feel invisible. His family has not treated me like I want. Their has been...
    CountryGalz1 CountryGalz1 31-35, F 3 Responses May 11

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    churinga churinga 70+, M May 18

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    Hello i am 20 years old, female and i have the worst case of erythrophobia you could imagine. I have had this since as far back as i can remember, infact i cant remember not having...
    nickmac nickmac 18-21, F May 9

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    Loners drift forever aimlessly confused and forever abound, They enjoy the quiet, always turning down the loudness of the sound, Complex thoughts consume their racing and...
    johnny048 johnny048 46-50, M 1 Response May 12

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    Today is my wash day. Somehow I dread it but I know it has to be done to keep my hair healthy, and strong. I guess I dread it because wash day is very time consuming for me but...
    Msprissy Msprissy 36-40, F 1 Response May 13

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    This is easily one of the most horrific nocturnal events of my life so far. It happened at 3am today and I haven't been back to sleep since. It's also going to be a rather long...
    minokay minokay 22-25, F May 18

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    I feel very worn out...What a night. It was so messed up. I finally left him for good. Before that, I also told my best friend about everything. Maybe it was all the alcohol, or...
    FrancesFoster FrancesFoster 26-30, F 3 Responses 4 days ago