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It all feels worse on Christmas Eve - December 24th 2010, 09:35 PM

Because more than ever I am supposed to be happy and am not

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Re: It all feels worse on Christmas Eve - December 25th 2010, 12:37 AM

Im sorry your not happy. Yes holidays are hard especially if we lost a loved one. Pm me any time if you need to talk. Welcome to teenhelp{:
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Re: It all feels worse on Christmas Eve - December 25th 2010, 10:58 AM

I know what you mean. But you're certainly not the only one - the holidays are a difficult time for many of us, especially those that do not enjoy an intimate relationship with family. Over time, I've just learned to treat Christmas and every other celebrated holiday as just another ol' day on the calendar - without any personal significance attached. Heck, maybe even a day off work/school that I can take advantage of to catch up on some things that the regular daily routine doesn't make much room for. I expect to be in the same overall state of mind as usual, and thus am hardly disappointed when it is indeed what happens.

Hang in there. I'll be around if there's anything you want to talk about as well - spending Christmas alone and on the internet, just like any ol' day!
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Re: It all feels worse on Christmas Eve - December 25th 2010, 06:17 PM

Suicide rates spike right after the holidays. The reason is that people have expectations to be happy, and then for many people that doesn't happen.

I'm sorry you are not happy, but if you lower your expectations you should feel better. Every day is a cause for celebration. Why would we designate a time of year when we are supposed to be happier, friendlier, etc than the rest?

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Re: It all feels worse on Christmas Eve - December 26th 2010, 01:32 AM

The holidays can be a really stressful time.
I used to expect to be happy on Christmas, and because I was so looking forward to such a great day; the disappointment when it wasn't awesome just made me even more depressed. I've learned to stop expecting happiness on holidays; it makes it a hell of a lot easier. And that way you're more appreciative of the little spots of happiness throughout the day =)
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