I Hate the Holidays

Discussion in 'Mental Health Disorders' started by Abby Rose, Nov 19, 2007.

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  1. Abby Rose

    Abby Rose Well-Known Member

    This is always the worst time of year for me. I know from past experiences that for the next two months, I am going to feel worse then I usually do. When everyone is going home and spending time with their friends and families I am always by myself, watching some awful holiday special, wishing I had a higher tolerance for alcohol. Already I feel so lonely, my classes end tomorrow so I will be in an apartment building alone, for at least a week with even less human contact then usual. I feel so isolated and unwanted I can’t stand it
     
  2. Chickpea

    Chickpea Well-Known Member

    Hiya,

    It must be hard being alone during this kind of season. I'm not sure what to say, other than a small suggestion... you could maybe volunteer in your local homeless shelter? They will be busy with the cold weather, and you'll feel like you're doing something good and also get to be around other people.

    I know that motivation is a big issue with depression though :sad: But if you feel up to it... volunteering could really make a difference to the loneliness.

    Take care x
     
  3. Sashi0

    Sashi0 Well-Known Member

    I absolutely hate the holidays as well. I am not alone, quite the contrary, my family is here and all, criticizing, picking on and complaining about my lack of accomplishments and looks etc etc. On top of that I don't have money, I'm behind on my bills and I dont have money to buy stuff for my family so it's even worse and I will be treated even worse. I can't believe how worse I feel but I'm trying not to think about it. I've been hurting myself and suicidal so much more but I can't wait for the season to be over. Try to think about spring and such, try to feel better ya? :hug: :smile:
     
  4. Hoshi

    Hoshi Member

    I agree! If you don't have anyone to be with...I'm sure there are a lot of people who would appreciate your company!

    Best of luck to you. Come on, try to enjoy the Holiday season! Helping others can sometimes help yourself.
     
  5. dreamwarrior

    dreamwarrior Active Member

    nobody is coming up here to have thanksgiving with us. our family is tearing apart. this is going to be the worst thanksgiving ever.
     
  6. bleach

    bleach Well-Known Member

    Holidays... if I could destroy them all I would.
     
  7. dreamwarrior

    dreamwarrior Active Member

    great. now it seems like im going to have thanksgiving alone this year. i should have went up to my friends place
     
  8. The_Discarded

    The_Discarded Staff Alumni

    I struggle through the holidays too. Get through 'em however you can. The volunteering idea was a good one. :yes:

    Do something that will make you not only feel better about the holidays, but also about yourself.

    A month or two and they'll have passed. Good luck. :hug:
     
  9. MrBill

    MrBill Active Member

    I can relate, spent quite a few holidays alone. I especially feel bad when I have no one to share Thanksgiving with. Christmas for me at least isn't quite the big deal. This year a new friend, who I met on this forum flew in and we had a great day together, having dinner, going to a movie, and horsing around in the casino. It was a great day. I hope the rest of you had a good day. If you spent it alone, I hope it was tolerable. Hang in there, another month and the holidays for '07 will be over and we can get back to "normal" again.

    Bill
     
  10. KMS

    KMS Well-Known Member

    alexis i would gladly switch places with you. I hate the holidays because i hate my family. i cant stand to be around them. they are all so fake. i spent thanksgiving in my room watching tv because i jsut cant bring myself to be around them. i wish i could have been alone
     
  11. alwaysincrisis

    alwaysincrisis Well-Known Member

    It may sound really boring to you guys but I got permission from a couple of Residential Homes and visited anyone who fancied a chat who was alone. I had a great time, old people can be caring and interesting and funny, and they are glad to cheer you up too. You need go with nothing but yourself. I am doing the same this year but in a childrens hospice.
     
  12. redheadsweetie

    redheadsweetie Active Member

    thats a good idea i might look into doing that here
     
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