If anyone at all is feeling alone this Christmas.. Please come online here and we will all chat away! I have a day off and I don’t celebrate so I will try my best to stay available all day for you all x share your feelings, memories, jokes, poems, stories, vent , wishes anything on this post x And I’ll be here for you all day long! ♥️ you’re not alone you have me and I’m your friend x we will spend Christmas together x 💕 all welcome to attend my party on here hehe 🥳 🎈 🎉 you can even come and tell us how your day went with family etc even if you’re not alone x BRING FOOD AND DRINKS THOUGH!!!! 😂 ♥️ (If anyone wants to help out trying to reply to posts here straight away please do.. just so people get quick responses) ♥️
I promise ♥️ : If anyone at all is... - Anxiety and Depre...
count me in! beats the heck out of “It’s a Wonderful Life” and crying!
What is an intrusive thought?
I’m sorry that you’ve been judged. Sounds like you need some professional help sorting that out. Maybe ask around some. I hope you and everyone around you stay safe!
strepsils? “i said do you speaka my language”.?? quick, who sings that song for 200, Alex??
Bless you Hope.
I love for this...
Hope.... I’d like to bring my mini pretzels that I dip in a medley of Swiss chocolates. I made them and fear nobody will eat them. 🥨🍫
Thanks for suggesting such a selfless, uplifting idea! Your kindness is really appreciated! ( just don’t let Alan sing the Christmas carols! 🤣🤣). Sorry A... i couldn’t resist! ❤️
I'm just dropping off the ham, collard greens, potatoes salad, mashes potatoes, hamhocks 😋
Hi, I'm new here. I just came across this post by chance. I'm having a really hard time this holiday season. I have a large family, but I'm feeling really alone. I've struggled with depression and an anxiety disorder for years, and it's really numbed me to Christmas this year. It's heartbreaking to me because it was a special time when I was growing up, and now I don't feel anything. I have a good therapist and doctor, and I'm probably going to try medication for the first time in the new year, but I'm nervous. Until then, I'm trying to just get through the holiday season. For the most part I try to take each day as they come, but it's so hard. It's hard for me to admit how much I really struggle with my mental illnesses, but I am really struggling right now. Thanks to anyone who takes the time to read this. It helps to vent a bit.
Hi bluestars! I’m glad you took the time to share your struggles with us. You’re not alone and sometimes it helps to know that! I’m sorry that you’re feeling bad; but glad that you’re taking steps to feel better! Holidays can be a difficult time for anyone, but for us it can be too overwhelming. And just because you don’t feel it this year, does not mean that subsequent years will be the same! Have hope and strength to be positive! I am feeling lonely tonight; missing my kids something awful. They’re with their Dad tonight. BUT.... Even though i feel sad and have shed a few tears.... I’m going to try to find some happiness. I see some Egg Nog in the frig with my name on it.... and... if things get too down, well “Grandma Got Run Over By a Reindeer” will always be available to hear on some radio station! 🙄🙄🤣🤣
Here’s wishing you peace and the ability to find joy! ( glad you shared here!)
All the rage here is that game “Fort Night”.... is it big there?? I played it a while back with my 13 yr old nephew... i have NO hand-eye coordination, and when i did... couldn’t get all the buttons straight!! ( i guess that game needs to be age-appropriate, eh?)
Nearing towards the end of Christmas here in California. I'm spending a week here with my family, away from my safe space, the life I made for myself in Oregon. It's hard coming home to a dysfunctional family. It's also hard that because of my upbringing, I've developed this anxious attachment style, and I am away from my primary attachment person, which is my best friend/roommate. Although they no longer beats us, my parents still have a way to crawl under my skin with words. Now that I am in therapy, they make me feel like the most vulnerable egg, ready to crack at any moment. My best friend is here visiting too and was suppose to see me tonight, he is the only person that makes me feel safe, loved and whole. But he's so busy with his family, he wont be able to see me before he goes back to Oregon. I still have to be in CA until the Dec 30th and I have been struggling every day since I got here. I have intense highs and lows throughout the day, and I cant seem to tell my best friend about it because he's having so much fun with his family, he doesn't respond. Anything I say or do brings people around me down, and I've felt this whole time that it' be better if I wasn't here. But I am still trying. I am trying. I am breathing. I will be ok. I have to be. I need to learn to rely on myself and not fall apart if my main support system is not there for me. I can't rely on him all the time. I need to be okay with myself. I hope anyone else who is struggling like me can find peace in themselves. This will pass, you will get through this. I needed somewhere to let this out, I'm glad I found this site. I had a good Christmas overall, just battling some demons on the side. I am so strong for getting through the holidays, and so are all of you. Thanks to anyone reading this, Merry Christmas
Merry Christmas May-spirals! I had a very up & down Christmas too..1st time in 30 years spending Christmas without any family..My husband divorced me after 29 years of marriage & I moved back across the country, as close as I could get to my Home State of California❤️a good friend invited me & my lil dog to live with her in Nevada. All I can say about today is I made it through. My friend works nights so It was a pretty quiet day. Merry Christmas to my forum family💕🎄🤗
I am sorry to hear that but I am proud of you for making it through, SA it's not easy, so be proud of yourself. Also glad to hear you have a good friend looking out for you. Give your dog some love, I know I am missing my cat back in Oregon! Do whatever makes you feel at ease. Whether that is a making hot chocolate, or cuddle up with your dog and watching a good movie. Either way, enjoy yourself. Merry Christmas!
May, I’m so sorry for how you’re struggling in California! It upset me to hear that your parents beat you and now emotionally upset you. I’m glad you’re happy in Oregon... sounds like you’ve worked hard to feel safe and secure there! Is it possible to go back to Oregon earlier? I’m sad that you aren’t being cherished in CA... and cannot see the only one you do connect with there. I sorry to have such a strong opinion, but I say who needs more upset and misery in CA. Forget that noise! Go back to Oregon where u feel comfy and loved. I will be here to chat if u need me. Right now I wish you peace in your heart and a plane ticket outta CA asap! Be strong and take care of you! I’ll be thinking of you and wishing u well!❤️
Thank you for the reply lastnerve, I really appreciate the support. We have a big family renunion this week and I bought two plane tickets so I’m financially locked in until my flight home. At least I get along with this side of the family. My parents haven’t been physically abusive since I’ve grown up, and they’ve been trying to communicate better since I’ve been in therapy. But I’m only 3 months in, and this dynamic is still new and hard. But I have other friends who are also visiting that I can escape with. And I can listen music, find time to myself, and now, get support from this forum ❤️ I’ll still be anxious about my best friend and I’ll try to reach out to him, but I know I need this “exposure” and separation from him in order for me to be more secure with myself. I definitely feel like my anxiety went from high to low after posting this. And just reminding myself that I have a great friend and loving cats waiting for me back home eases me. Remind yourself you are loved, and loving. Thank you for the love and support, sending it your way, Merry Christmas 🎄💚
You have an awesome attitude! Keep it up and you’ll have a handle on the issues i no time! I’m glad you’re taking care of yourself and I hope you enjoy the side of the family you like!! ❤️ be well!!