Merry Christmas to those on their own

I'm on my own this year for various (covid-related) reasons & I am struggling. I'm sure I'm not alone in the struggle, I just wanted to come here & wish everyone a Merry Christmas, whether you're alone & having a hard time or dealing with a toxic family you have a hard time with, or having a first Christmas without a loved one. I hope you can find it within to find some good things about this year to appreciate, even if they're not as abundant as usual.


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I had...

Dec 24, 2021 at 3:24pm

... a girlfriend when I was young. She had an abortion. Every Christmas I wonder what it would be like to have a kid and have Christmas with them.

I never got another chance.

What is there to appreciate? I can only imagine how hard it will be once my friends start having grandkids and I get to miss not having them, too. It's like a big hole inside of me.

And until 1988 it would not have been legal. Neither of us wanted her to abort, it was what our lower middle class "responsible" parents demanded, and we listened.

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Thank you and please know that

Dec 24, 2021 at 4:28pm

You are not alone in the struggle. I’m alone as well. It’s hard. Wishing you a peaceful holiday too.

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Thanks OP

Dec 24, 2021 at 5:47pm

I appreciate how you have non-judgmentally identified the many ways that people may find themselves alone on the holidays. I'm flying solo this Christmas as well.

Sending care, gratitude, and best wishes to you through the confessions airwaves.

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All the best

Dec 26, 2021 at 1:13am

Merry Christmas. Been there, done that, it got better for me, hope it does for you too.

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And yet....

Dec 27, 2021 at 11:10am

Multiple friends (?) & acquaintances knew I'd be spending it alone yet did not reach out. I've been here for over 20 years; does this happen in other cities? It's so cold...

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Dec 27, 2021 at 10:15pm

With a toxic family who don't like or accept me. Yep would much rather be all alone.

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