Does anyone else get severely depressed around the holidays? I just felt like a zombie at my family gathering. And throughout the week. And I'm not even sure why, and I feel guilty, because I know I have much to be thankful for, and that many have far more reason to be down and out.
Maybe I feel this way because the holidays have been so watered down by materialism that they lose their meaning for me, or the thought that we talk about kindness and giving one month out of the year, knowing things will then go right back to business as usual. Maybe it's because I was the only single person over 18 at the gathering, or that I feel increasingly isolated from my family as the lone "gay." Or a combo of all the above...
Can anyone relate, and can you share how you cope??
I do wish all a very blessed Christmas, Solstice, Hannakah, Kwanzaa, etc.
"And though I may not know the answers, I can finally say I am free. And if the questions led me here, then I am who I was born to be." --Susan Boyle
"If all fools could fly, the sun would be eclipsed forever." --Dutch proverb