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I Dread the Holidays

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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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    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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    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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    sharpTresHombre sharpTresHombre 41-45, M Dec 18, 2010

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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'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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    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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    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 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'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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 family are all very close and all are very successful and have the means financially to do much more than me. For those reasons I feel completely out of place when I am around...
    zee1969 zee1969 41-45, F Apr 1

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    I dread May 13th, and may 16th.... I dread those days. Memories will haunt me like no tomorrow. And finals as well. Just thinking about next month brings my spirits down.
    thehonestgentleman thehonestgentleman 18-21, M Apr 6

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    All my life ive gained around the holidays. Moms cookies, fattening meals, sitting inside all day... I always burned it off but after i met my gf Kass, i decided to leave the...
    Ilovefat44 Ilovefat44 18-21, M Mar 22

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    I'll cut right to the chase, folks. I'm a bit down. I mean, I just got twisted up last tuesday(again...I know), and I'm already getting the "man...this will take a while" thoughts...
    yourguardingangel yourguardingangel 18-21, M 1 Response Mar 28

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    Been 8 month since let my hair do it own thing, it starting to look like dreadlocks a messy one but I love it. :)
    vpire vpire 18-21, F Mar 31

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    I love female dreadheads. Had mine almost a year.
    blindangel92 blindangel92 22-25, F Apr 2

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    It starts off with halloween. Although i dont go trick or treating, i always buy lots of candy for the holiday spirit. I binge on that all October and November until thanksgiving...
    IWantFat44 IWantFat44 13-15, M Apr 3

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    Great show. Don't you think?
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Mar 19

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    I have always love the look of locs and admired people with locs. I was so excited the day I got my locs and I have never regretted my decision
    spookiemoogie spookiemoogie 22-25, M Mar 29

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    So it's been two weeks! Hurdle number one has been crossed!! Woooo!!! Growth? Not so much...but I'm not giving up! Not now, not ever. Unless I meet this really nice girl who...
    yourguardingangel yourguardingangel 18-21, M 1 Response Apr 9

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    (October 27) I've started to always hate my birthday; ever since I was little bad things would happen on my birthday. My birthday theme song would HAVE to be "It's My Party". I...
    Ellie1027 Ellie1027 13-15, F 1 Response Apr 9

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    Feb 11 and now also Jan 31 will be hard for me.
    gardengirl17 gardengirl17 22-25, F 1 Response Apr 10

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    Im going abroad this July cant wait
    iqra765 iqra765 16-17, F 1 Response Mar 31

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    pinkyshevil pinkyshevil 22-25, M Apr 4

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    Happy Easter Everyone :-) Hope everyone is going to enjoy the day :-) tell me what your going to do :-)
    daddytothefatherless daddytothefatherless 46-50, M 2 Responses Apr 5

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    Its Easter. Its sunny outside. Birds are chirping and people are enjoying family and friends..I just wanna hide in my dark room and cry.
    antiquedahlia antiquedahlia 26-30, F Apr 5

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    Hope you guys are having a good Easter break ! I know I am. Apart from the finals studying 😕 God bless :) xx
    Angelblue18 Angelblue18 18-21, F Apr 11

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    Uh my fu**ing Mil is such a self centered witch! She ruined my baby shower by pushing my mom's setup out of the way, which created conflict and made my mom feel horrible! And now...
    August28 August28 26-30, F Apr 3

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    "He doesn't know you, Carrie, stop whining about him, you silly teenager, you need holidays"
    elsasaunt elsasaunt 16-17, F 10 hrs ago

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    Again. My mum just told me that it would be good if I'd just finish this semester and get a summer job. I panicked. I suddenly feel like my childhood is gone and I am only 15, I...
    asami13 asami13 13-15, F 5 hrs ago

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    Most of the friends I grew up with have moved on to start lives with other people and we've lost touch. I believe I'm a great friend and I'd like to be able to call on, hang out...
    sanntay7334 sanntay7334 46-50, F 3 Responses 2 hrs ago

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