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Dec 22, 2017, 1:55pm Top

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.

Dec 22, 2017, 2:07pm Top

That would be a very good gift any day of the year.

Depression and loneliness are slow killers.

Dec 22, 2017, 2:33pm Top

So agreed Taphophile 13 but seems it hurts a lot more this time of year since everyone is suppose to Merry and Jolly etc.

Dec 22, 2017, 2:41pm Top

Not fitting in or being able to pretend enough is very wearing on the psyche.

Dec 23, 2017, 10:47am Top

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.

Dec 23, 2017, 11:18am Top

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.

Dec 23, 2017, 1:01pm Top

I'm sorry this is such a rotten time, >6 WholeHouseLibrary:
I sympathize! Sending hopes for a peaceful new year.

Dec 23, 2017, 4:15pm Top

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.

Dec 29, 2017, 10:41am Top

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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