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I Think Christmas Is a Really Sad Time For a Lot of People

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    A Culture (universal)

    Why does most have to suffer draught, while the rest enjoys the bliss of rainfall ? This would obviously fall into illogical attempt to point that while others enjoy a yuletide meal served on their table, others just don't have anything to celebrate Christmas. Maybe it's poverty...
    ladyryan ladyryan 41-45, F Feb 4, 2012

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    I Can't Stand It

    one thing I value the most is seeing people smile. Christmas is just the saddest time of the year. so many people are left alone.. others are cold and hungry. I have met so many people at the buss stop. I always make a point to talk to them. many are quite intelligent...
    sindayla sindayla 18-21, F 2 Responses May 8, 2009

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    My Thoughts This Christmas Season

    Christmas is supposed to be a time of joy and celebration, right? I find myself profoundly saddened by the massacre in Sandy Hook School in Connecticut last Friday. My heart is so heavy that I wonder how I can celebrate the season when so many are grieving so deeply. I have...
    krisann krisann 41-45, F 4 Responses Dec 16, 2012

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    And I'm Afraid It Might Be That Way For Me This Year

    I've just had a tough year. My fault really, but I think it's going to be difficult. I can't put my finger on why. I just hope the new year brings with it a new attitude and a new sense of wisdom and logic. Clearly I've been lacking that, based on my judgments of late.
    twistedsilly twistedsilly 26-30, F 4 Responses Oct 19, 2009

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    I'd Rather Not Do Christmas This Year - Well Any Year Really

    Christmas for me is like being dragged over miles of barbed wire  Christmas is a heartache. Little emotional timebombs go off everywhere leaving me devestated and depressed.  The Disney/Department store fantasy of happiness, family, goodwill to all men is a cruel and...
    redcentregal redcentregal 46-50, F 2 Responses Nov 26, 2010

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    :(

    I am kind of down on my luck myself right now, but once I am back on my feet again, I plan on celebrating Christmas by spending my time at shelters and children's homes, maybe even just driving around the city, handing out supplies and small luxuries to the homeless who can't...
    SpiritOfTheRabbit SpiritOfTheRabbit 31-35, F 1 Response Oct 4, 2010

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      yes, without a doubt. that is why i put me sad,and mad at the same time.   you see, now? you went and got me all sad just thinking about it. ever since i lost my dad and my best friend to damned cancer, i dread the holidays, especially christmas. christmas...
    taylor505 taylor505 56-60, F 1 Response Oct 6, 2009

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    A Kidless Christmas..

    I can't consider myself alone because I have a loving mom who would give me the world if I asked for it and friends that have been there for things I'm ashamed to say. But this Xmas is the sadest one i've ever experienced and i've never felt more alone in my life. I have two...
    kit8583 kit8583 26-30, F 4 Responses Dec 25, 2009

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    What A Tragedy

    Christmas has become life's biggest tragedy for some folks. With all the commercialization and people who have to have everything at any cost, the whole holiday season just makes me nauseous. Bah humbug, I say no more celebrating until we have something to celebrate together as...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Dec 13, 2010

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    Christmas Is A Time For...caring.

    I usually enjoy Christmas but since losing a close family member a short while ago have found it hard to get into the Christmas spirit this year. No I'm not whining here for me - that would be selfish - but I would like to encourage people to have some consideration of how this...
    CarolineBelinda CarolineBelinda 36-40, F 3 Responses Dec 19, 2010

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    Carry On Wayward Son

    we lost our youngest son on 12-22-08. we had already bought his christmas presents and wrapped them and put them under the tree. he crossed over about 2:10 am o the 22nd. so seeing his gifts under the tree tore us up. christmas time will ALWAYS be a sad time of the year for us...
    djredneck7269 djredneck7269 51-55, M May 4, 2011

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    Feeling Better At Christmas Time

    It's a time of year of peace and ljoy. If you have friction in your relationships, find inner peace within yourself. If it's hard to smille, just think about the things or people you are grateful for. We sometimes miss someone we wish we were with for Christmas. Sometimes we need...
    CanBeBetter CanBeBetter 41-45, M Dec 26, 2012

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    I Feel Bad

    some people lost their wifes, husbands, sons, daughters, mothers, and fathers, even grandparents. with any of them gone its not the same as other chirstmas's, i feel bad that im with my family and other dont have them complete. i wish i could give them at least a smile and not...
    theshortloud1 theshortloud1 18-21, F 3 Responses Sep 18, 2009

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    Surviving Christmas.

    I have spent time alone at Christmas. During a time when it seems the whole world is sharing special moments with their families, being alone can be very difficult. Sometimes when you alone at Christmas you can feel sad and bored, Nothing is 'open' and the T.V just shows...
    artistaeli artistaeli 36-40, F 1 Response Nov 12, 2009

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    Bah Humbug! (shame On Me)

    Christmas to me is a journey to my past....which leaves me longing for all that was....and will never be again.  Many of my friends and family seem to experience a deterioration of the holiday joy as the years progress.  Very few people are able to revisit the joys and splendor...
    evolving2010 evolving2010 36-40, M Dec 25, 2010

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    What Once Was The Happiest Times Are Now The Worst

    Christmas used to be, by far, my favorite time of year.  I loved everything about it mostly because my parents made it so incredibly special.  My dad passed away very unexpectedly at a young age, and I was only 21.  This would make Christmas time unbearable...
    6uitargirl 6uitargirl 22-25, F 1 Response Dec 26, 2009

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    Joy To Some .painful To Others

    The fact that this time is for getting together with family and friends ....makes those that are alone feel even lonelier . And the sight of people shopping for gifts for their loved ones , makes those that are in financial hardships ..feel worst since they are unable to buy...
    softkitti softkitti 22-25, F 5 Responses Dec 21, 2009

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    Oh little town of Bethlehem Looks like another

    silent night Above your deep and dreamless sleep A giant star lights up the sky And while you're lying in the dark There shines an everlasting light For the King has left His throne And is sleeping in a manger tonight Oh Bethlehem, what you have missed while you were sleeping...
    gordythegecko gordythegecko 16-17, M 2 Responses Dec 25, 2013

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    It's a Family Event and If You Have None?

     It's sad but the happiest times of the year are the loneliest for those who have no one to hold close; to share things with.  Also, those whose relatives are all dead are like a tire that's flat and goes bump, bump along life.
    dorobo dorobo 70+, M 7 Responses Jan 23, 2009

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    Merry Xmas Bah Humbug!!!

    I have endured two long term relationship break ups, both with women I expected to stay with for a long time. One happened on xmas day 1992 and the other on xmas day 2008. I just wonder if I am unique in this happening,not once but twice on xmas day!! Just for the record Im not...
    atomicrose atomicrose 41-45, F Sep 24, 2010

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    Yes I Believe So .

        i think christmas is a real sad time for people . espiecially with this economy and all . i haven't talk to my fiance' about this . but i have two customers at work , man and wife . i can tell they are barely surviving and on Food stamps . i would love to buy...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Dec 6, 2009

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    Just Not A Huge Fan Of This Holiday Anymore

    Don't know how it happened or when it happened, but I became out of love with Christmas.  Once I became old enough, I did not want presents from people, asked that they spend the money on charitable causes or events that would help public good.  I found I then...
    DeepForest DeepForest 46-50 3 Responses Dec 25, 2009

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    A Christmas Memory

    It was a cold snowy Christmas Eve Curled up in bed Excited for the mornings coming Loud noise from living room Curious now, was it Santa? Jump out of bed Sneaks slightly across the hall No Santa, only dad Fallen on the floor again advances to check him Still breathing, that is...
    IzabelKincade IzabelKincade 22-25, F 1 Response Dec 8, 2012

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    For Those Who Are Alone In ...

    For those who are alone in the world , Xmas can be a sad time of year. Ever since my mom passed away thirteen years ago , my family hasn't been together for the hollidays. We were probably the most disfunctional family ever , but at least we were together. Now , every year at...
    leonardmaltomeal leonardmaltomeal 51-55, M 2 Responses Oct 6, 2009

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    Christmas as a kid was magical.

    It wasn't about the presents. It was about being with my family and going to church on Christmas Eve in my small church. It was knowing everyone in that church and spending ages after Mass talking to everyone. It was about community, family. Now everything seems different. I'll...
    angela81 angela81 31-35, F 4 Responses Dec 23, 2013

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    Christmas And The Less Unfortunate

    I really think that Christmas time is a really sad time for a lot of people. When I was in NYC in 2007, I seen SEVERAL homeless people sleeping in the cold all alone and thought to myself, "Wow. This must suck". They have no one to spend Christmas with in...
    CVFD810 CVFD810 18-21, F Oct 7, 2009

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    Why, Really?

    I am sure its a sad time for people who share some beautiful memories around it and they cant have any of them now. But for a lot of people its just because others are happy, and they cant be at that point in their lives, is it not? Its just in our human tendency, when we are...
    Floydian Floydian 22-25, M 15 Responses Nov 12, 2010

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    I Never Understood Until This Year

    This is the first year I would have celebrated Christmas in almost three years! My last three Christmas's were spent in Japan. Sounds great right! We'll not so much, especially since I've been going every year for 17 years. Not to mention my Christmas's there were spent...
    sh0rtstuff sh0rtstuff 18-21, F Dec 26, 2009

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    When I was a child, my family along with my

    aunts and uncles stood behind their chairs on Christmas Eve and sang the Lord's Prayer in Slovak, tears running down their cheeks. A solemn meal of saurkraut soup, kohlbasa, and a dish made of boiled bread and potcheese would be served followed by a piece of unleavened bread...
    jurajs jurajs 70+ Dec 17, 2013

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    A Christmas Story (2009)

    The house was empty and quiet. Because of this, I volunteered to work today, in an effort to keep my self busy and occupied-- figuring that if I did so, I would be able to distract myself from the reality of my children not being here with me today. In my line of work, we...
    GwydionFrost GwydionFrost 46-50, M 4 Responses Jul 7, 2012

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    Related Experiences

    I feel really depressed and sad all the time. What ever I want doesn't happen and whatever I don't want happens all the time. I feel really sad, I feel like I'm surrounded by fake...
    Aviator94 Aviator94 18-21, M Mar 28

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    I am extremely sad for humanity and cry for the lost people every single day. I cannot believe the pain and suffering of those that are, they are hurting, and I know how it feels...
    JavierHunting JavierHunting 18-21, M 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    Sometimes when I'm really really sad i ask god why doesn't he take me. Sometimes I wonder, maybe he doesn't let me die because he has perfect plans for me. Maybe he is going to...
    Musicgirl32558 Musicgirl32558 13-15, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    No. It does not work like that. You do not forgive because you want people to walk right over you...even though sometimes it could be interpreted that way and they call you a...
    Psychologica Psychologica 22-25, F 2 Responses Apr 11

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    I think this website is dangerous for teens and children. There are so many predators on the internet & they can hide behind an 'anonymous' account here & chat with these minors...
    NYSlilAngel NYSlilAngel 26-30, F 3 Responses Mar 31

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    i always forgive people that hurt me,my mom has this same habit even she forgives people who hurt her i dont know why i have such a soft heart i dont like to take revenge,even if i...
    Roadguy Roadguy 26-30, M 1 Response 3 days ago

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    It's definitely more so the unavailable than don't like me. In this story I'm going to talk about several different guys. I'll mention their name at the beginning of each story...
    cemarie128 cemarie128 18-21, F 1 Response 11 hrs ago

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    I miss my ex i really wanted to txt him but trying to control my emotion and my desire to see him. Someone i need to talk here:(
    misscloseup misscloseup 31-35, F 1 Response 8 hrs ago

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    Just had one if the best news so why am I so down n sad :(
    hayley34 hayley34 31-35, F Mar 21

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    It's been 64 days since my auntie Susan died she was a Christian most of her life so I know she is in heaven right now watching over me but I just miss her so much, she knew just...
    MickaylaP MickaylaP 13-15, F Mar 21

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    Had a pretty bad day and I'm feeling depressed and hopeless, with not a lot of people to talk to, who understand anyway :(
    ilwd02 ilwd02 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 21

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    Every time I do say no, I always regret it..but I never flat out say "NO Dammitttt, get away from me!." I've never been able to say a flat out NO. I find a way to get around saying...
    karmadarling77 karmadarling77 13-15, F Mar 30

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    I am tired of being a placeholder for the guys I spend time with until they find the woman they "want" to be with. I am tired of feeling like I am not good enough. What am I...
    TigerLily1211 TigerLily1211 26-30 5 days ago

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    So... Yesterday marked 6 months since I was put in a hospital room for four hours, cameras in each corner, wearing nothing but a hospital gown and a necklace I refused to take off...
    yourguardianangel9613 yourguardianangel9613 16-17, F 2 Responses Mar 31

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    When people do not know something they like to fill the gaps. It gets to the point where you no longer know what to believe because different people that are saying different...
    thespectacularnow thespectacularnow 22-25, M Mar 24

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    This is the truth. But we all have the option of doing this ourselves. Finding the good people of the world and helping those that are beaten down by those who slide by in life...
    crazynam321 crazynam321 36-40, M 1 Response a week ago

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    I have only recently found this website but I joined because people can really express their experiences here. I have mpd as seen by my other posts (undiagnosed) but I want to find...
    DarkHappiness DarkHappiness 13-15, F Mar 31

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    Pretty much. I've been told this many times so I just believe it now and there's nothing much I can do about it.
    XdropintheoceanX XdropintheoceanX 13-15, F 2 Responses Apr 5

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    Well here I am again expressing my thoughts. This is very therapeutic for me..lol My experience is more of a opinion than fact, so here how it goes. America is a weak fake illusion...
    pumpkin50 pumpkin50 46-50, F Apr 7

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    It is problematic for girls too, but in a different way. And hell, they can at least get free drinks :-) I am not going to list all the usual complaints (like the need to message...
    janecek janecek 26-30, M 1 Response Mar 28

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    I don't even know me. Sometimes I think I do, but I don't. Same for the others. So I wish they'd just quit making assumptions about me and just accept that I don't have the self...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Mar 22

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    I just went out for a walk in my soft clothes. I usually never wear underwear or bra so whenever someone is looking at me im getting the feeling that he/she sees my ***** or boobs...
    thehornyonexxx thehornyonexxx 22-25, F 6 Responses Mar 24

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    I know that this is one of the biggest things that diminishes my quality of life and I am working on it. Yet, I have not been very successful in changing. Although, I am friendly...
    whatnow73 whatnow73 36-40, M Mar 25

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    When I talk to someone or hanging out, it's so annoying that whenever I ask "so what do you wanna do?" or "what would you like to talk about?" "Would you like me to buy you...
    sc1701 sc1701 16-17, M Apr 1