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I Dread the Holidays

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    sharpTresHombre sharpTresHombre 41-45, M Dec 18, 2010

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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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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 1 Response Nov 17, 2013

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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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    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 1 Response Nov 30, 2012

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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 Jun 15

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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 1 Response Nov 10, 2011

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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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    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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    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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    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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    Wendolynce106 Wendolynce106 31-35, M 1 Response Jul 22

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    Yippee, finally its the holidays, I love it, throw off the work clothes, pull on my new crop jeggings & a vest top, find my flip flops & I'm set, ahhhhhh! Fantastic, I love the...
    Messy74 Messy74 36-40, F Jul 4

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    I honestly think dreads are the hottest thing a girl could do with her hair. If you are a female with dread locks, please hit me up and message me!
    spikekekoa spikekekoa 22-25, M Jul 19

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    If you are a woman with dreadlocks I want to hear from you! I am a sucker for dreadlocks!
    spikekekoa spikekekoa 22-25, M 1 Response 6 days ago

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    Just two more weeks of school before the summer holidays! Six whole weeks without teachers, stress, and work! Can't wait!
    Melonfriends Melonfriends 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 5

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    fixing my suitcase for my small holidays to a hotel near the beach so excited feeling good and i will be fresh for my new life new start
    xenia29 xenia29 26-30, F 1 Response Jul 9

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    I have had my dreadlocks for a year and 7 months now.. I really love them and they are almost reaching bum length lol. I'm having thoughts on taking them out, they don't have any...
    hdrvhkj hdrvhkj 18-21, F Jul 13

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    I would love to have dreadlocks :3
    macabrEnigma macabrEnigma 18-21, T 2 Responses Jul 13

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    The summer holidays go too fast.Over half of it is over.It's great being lazy!!!
    sineadduff sineadduff 16-17, F Jul 19

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    Well, Dreads ARE a part of Black Culture. Sooo…dunno why y'all soo butthurt.
    thanamesnyaa thanamesnyaa 13-15, F Jul 22

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    It came from my sister and started with birthdays. My mother only had one birthday party for each of us and the last was for my sister's 5th birthday. After that she just gave us...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Jul 1

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    It's not a holiday until someone cries. But we don't talk about that.
    typedwriter typedwriter 26-30, F Jul 4

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    Because whenever I imagine myself old, like 70 or 80 years, I only see myself in a park feeding birds with old bread crumbs...
    FreeyourSoul FreeyourSoul 22-25, F Jul 7

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    HALF A DAY MORE!!!! Come on! Speed up time! Then slow down at 1:05 tomorrow! COME ON!
    InternationalDarkness InternationalDarkness 13-15, F Jul 22

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    That's right. I hate em because I have to spend a hell lot of time alone and isolated in a room. And then i don't wanna go out, see anyone or talk to anyone. I feel annoyed and I...
    themosthated themosthated 22-25, F 2 Responses Jul 22

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    so earlier this year i got married .. yeay! means first holiday with my husband and planning on making new tradition for us and in the future for our kids too... but ofcourse...
    nonazakiyah nonazakiyah 18-21, F 4 days ago

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    *Enter Mel Gibson rant mode* I started college in August of 2012. I never really liked school to begin with but I am really starting to hate college. First off, I want to go into...
    JoeDog93 JoeDog93 18-21, M 46 mins ago

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    I have Cellulite. I have such a big issue with my own body at this moment! I hate my body because of my Cellulite. I am a small girl; I’m 1.51m and weigh 46kg. I don’t have bad...
    Sarbrina Sarbrina 26-30, F 1 Response Jul 8

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    I started as the receptionist at a small building firm but changed job descriptions to start doing drafting as I seemed to have a natural knack at it. Problem is that they said...
    cwazysegal cwazysegal 31-35 1 Response Jul 10

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    I fell in love with a guy from Holland on holidays. My type is usually blond hair and blue eyes so naturally the Dutch guys make me gush. All this may sound entirely superficial...
    eimearx eimearx 16-17, F 1 Response 9 hrs ago

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    I have been involved with a married woman for 18 months. 15 months intimate. She fought starting the divorce process, but finally asked. He tried to commit suicide. She moved...
    deadbeat1234 deadbeat1234 51-55, M 8 hrs ago

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    OK so as you can see by the title I need a part time job just while it is s the School holidays. Anybody got any good online jobs for a 16 year old
    ReeceDF98 ReeceDF98 13-15, M 4 hrs ago

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    I am a 26 year old guy living in the UK. I always dress very smartly and take pride in doing so, however, I realise I am quite unusual in this respect. Most men my age only put on...
    Robsum13 Robsum13 26-30, M Jul 22

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    The day I tried to die was a major pivotal point in my life. My Depression wasn't sudden; it was more of a build up of things. I remember the day I first self harmed. I wasn't...
    needtotellsomeone needtotellsomeone 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 12

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    I have just been diagnosed with DI. It all started 5 months ago when I noticed my thirst increased to monumental levels, was drinking up to 7 litres if water a day, had to be ice...
    debbiemet debbiemet 51-55, F 1 Response Jul 12

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    Tyger! Tyger! burning bright In the forests of the night, What immortal hand or eye Could frame thy fearful symmetry? In what distant deeps or skies Burnt the fire of thine eyes...
    piezoflash piezoflash 18-21, M Jul 20

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    The month of fasting by Holly Hartman For more on Islamic history and culture, see the Islam Primer. Ramadan and Eid al-Fitr For more than a billion Muslims, Ramadan is a time of...
    nuruldeen nuruldeen 36-40, M 5 days ago

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    I have been informed that New York is filled with cold hearted, antisocial people 😂 Excluding holidays of course. Someday I would like to see if this is true. If it is I kinda...
    shadowgem shadowgem 13-15, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    My sisters and I all had our turn getting the slipper at school. My younger sister, Cynthia, got into trouble in school when her excuse was checked out by the headmistress. It was...
    Jilly53 Jilly53 56-60, F 5 Responses Jun 30

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    † Jesus Speaks To Valeria of Matrimony and Divorce. The Poem of The Man†God Chapter 529 In a vision Maria Valtorta received from the Lord EP Link Valeria begins to speak...
    ForLove ForLove 46-50, M Jun 30

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