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The Holiday's are here and for some this is worst time of the year.........Sometimes the best gift you can give is a non-judgmental ear and some understanding to a person.
That would be a very good gift any day of the year.
Depression and loneliness are slow killers.
So agreed Taphophile 13 but seems it hurts a lot more this time of year since everyone is suppose to Merry and Jolly etc.
Not fitting in or being able to pretend enough is very wearing on the psyche.
May you look for, and find a point of light in the darkness. Sometimes, in the midst of depression, when I couldn't see the light, it helped to remember it was there, and would reappear at some point. *Hug* for anyone who needs one.
That'd be me, MrsLee. And, don't take it the wrong way, but I can barely function enough to feel any gratitude. This particular instance of it began almost a year ago, and is more situational-related than it is due to the holidays or lack of sunlight. And I understand that I can act very jovial and friendly when needed, but I can't sustain it. I'm very tired of pretending there is any joy in me at all.
No doubt, it's all going to come to a head some time next week. My step-son and his family (wife, two daughters) will be arriving on the 26th and planning on leaving a week later. That's six days and twenty-two hours too long. He damn well better not bring any of his guns!
Despite that, Happy Holidays to all of you.
I'm sorry this is such a rotten time, >6 WholeHouseLibrary:
I sympathize! Sending hopes for a peaceful new year.
Hugs to everyone here. My struggle is so much stuff to do and so many reminders of Christmases past, everywhere I look, everything I do. I don't know why those reminders make me sad instead of happy, but I really miss my parents. Still, today has been a pretty good day and I'm happy about that.
I have problems with depression also. I try to remember that my depression is "legal" - I have reasons. And then I try to remember that I can think of something else, just some small thing, for a little while, even if it is just to congratulate myself that I brushed my teeth. I did it!
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