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Re: the holidays suck.....

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Posted by Anna on November 26, 2000 at 23:30:44:

In Reply to: the holidays suck..... posted by Jen B on November 26, 2000 at 18:22:30:

Jen, my heart goes out to you. I am 19 and I have spent holidays very depressed. What I try to do is remember holidays when I was happy- when it was all so exciting and I had no cares in the world besides what I was going to get :) Now I am far away from my family and cannot wait to see them again in three weeks after having been away for so long. I could not spend Thanksgiving with my family because I am far away at university in Canada. I'm sure it will be hard to deal with the questions regarding my sanity, but ultimately, I am lucky to have a wonderful family who loves me. Even if your family does judge you, you have a little boy who loves you and depends on you more than anyone in this world. Maybe you can try and live the holidays through him. Don't pretend to feel something you don't though...this will only make you feel more frustrated.
Bring yourself back to a place where you are safe and happy in your mind and memory. Try to remember that feelings are not facts and that life is change. I am no authority on this but these attitudes have gotten me through some of the toughest times. I don't know if you are at all religious, but sometimes just being in a church or temple during the holidays can bring peace by silencing your inner struggles. These are just suggestions...I hope you feel better soon and remember that you have support and love surrounding you. Love and peace, Anna.

: Hi - Jen - 26 - having a hard time coping with the stress of the holidays. I'd truly, truly like to just hide in a closet somewhere until it's all over, but that doesn't seem to be an option. My two-year-old son is so excited about Christmas, but I just can't get into it this year... I am still very weak and recovering from a recent suicide attempt (Tylenol OD and cut wrists). I am on meds now and do feel a little better, but I'm still very, very tired and really don't want to deal with relatives (who think I'm nuts)and general holiday fracas. Just got dumped this week by a truly wonderful man due to my insecurity and paranoid jealousy, and I just feel like crap. Any thoughts anyone has will be appreciated...

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