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Holiday stress

Anyone else out there who cannot wait for Christmas to be over? I’d never thought I’d say this but I dread this time of year. School plays, concerts, work and church gatherings of all kinds. Not too mention papers and final exams for my kids. I don’t mind shopping and buying gifts it’s all the social things that are seriously stressing me out and driving me nuts !

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I agree...I hate Christmas because I grew up never having them, never having birthdays, Easter, etc....all holidays just remind me of what I never had. I tried this year to make an effort and yet again...just not happening. We put our dog down this morning and I am not going to enjoy this holiday without him and his goofy smile, tail wagging and smacking my legs and banging the cupboard doors. Waiting for his turkey and gravy dinner. I really miss him already...god what a crap year.

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Why did you not celebrate growing up? Was your family Jehovah’s Witness? Sorry to hear about your dog!

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The holidays stress me out every year for the reasons you said plus the shopping when it’s super crowded and I’ve never been much of a shopper. I avoid malls. Can’t wait until after Christmas!

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I know I’m like counting down the days - it’s sad! I wish it was more low key like Easter or something

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