Christmas Time Sadness

December 19, 2016

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Christmas is a joyous time. Everyone comes back to visit their family; presents are given; great food is cooked and eaten. I used to not understand why people would be sad during the Christmas season but now I do.

If you take yourself out of the action and look from an outsider’s perspective, you’ll realize how lonely you’ll feel. What if you have no family or friends? What if you have no presents to give? What if you don’t need to cook food for a Christmas meal because you have no family or friends to cook it for? The Christmas season is a slap to the face for those who find themselves alone during this time. It is a bit ironic that Christmas is called the “most wonderful time of the year” even though depression and suicide rates rise as this holiday approaches.

 

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