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Do any fellow jellies have a difficult time around the holidays with missing family members or loved ones?

Asked by SnoopyGirl (840 points ) December 14th, 2013

For some reason, I am having a difficult time this year missing my sister and my parents. We all live far away from each other. My sister has her own family, so I rarely get to see her. My parents have been married for 45 years and are semi retired. My boys and I are living in a new town and its difficult for me to meet people. I am a little shy and reserved. How do you cope with the holiday blues? Don’t misunderstand me, I love the holidays and all the magic that comes with it.

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Judi's avatar

This year I am missing my daughter and her family who moved to Scotland. I’m also missing my son and his family who aren’t talking to me. :-(
I can handle my son and his wife not talking to me but I miss the grand kids terribly. Last year I got my grandson an iPod for Christmas. He accidentally facetimed me the other day. It was great to see his little face!

chyna's avatar

I’m really missing my mom who died 2 years ago lately.
I talk and hang out with friends and other family members to try not to dwell too much on missing her.

SnoopyGirl's avatar

I miss not spending time with my sister and her family. I havent seen my
2 nieces and my nephew in a couple years. It feels like forever. Last night I watched “White Christmas” with Bing Crosby and it was great to see it again. Yet, I got tears in my eyes missing my sister something awful! That used to be our movie we watched together.

hug_of_war's avatar

My friend died two years ago. My circle of high school friends was really into lord of the rings. With the hobbit films coming out during the holidays it makes me extra sad knowing she never got to see the hobbit movies when she always preferred the hobbit over LOTR.

SnoopyGirl's avatar

I am sorry for your losses and/or difficult times coming ahead.This year is going to be a little difficult for me on Christmas Eve. My boys are with their father this year. I dread thinking of it.

YARNLADY's avatar

When we first moved away from our family, I was lonely, but I tried to make the best of it by making my own fun and eating at a favorite restaurant.

SnoopyGirl's avatar

Even though this holiday season is difficult, I have to say that I am very thankful my children and family are all healthy. I will find a way to be happy this Christmas Eve, even if alone.

Leanne1986's avatar

Yes. I find Christmas to be a very lonely time of year personally.

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