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Christmas grieving

susan_d
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Joined: Jun 2004

How is everyone handling the Christmas holidays? I don’t want to celebrate this year. I feel bad for everyone around me. I have a young son and I feel like a terrible mother. I find myself short tempered and extremely depressed. I am constantly teary eyed and moody. I lost my mother in June and I don’t know how to cope. I hate watching the seasons change and I don’t want to celebrate a new year. Is anyone else going through the same thing? How do you cope? I don’t want to even get out of bed. How do you get through the holiday season?

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jenniebean
Posts: 6
Joined: Mar 2004

Susan~
I lost my dad in June to NHL and took it really hard. Even now, somedays it feels like it happened yesterday. I set aside a great part of my life to be his caregiver during a time he needed it most and I can take a little comfort in knowing he is proud of me for doing that.
I did not want to celebrate Christmas, much less ring in a Happy New Year since it would mark the beginning of the downhill. But, all it took was a look at my kids and I knew that if I couldn't do it for me, I had to do it for them. With the help of the chat room here, a local grief support group, love and support of my family, and (unfortunately) an antidepressant, I am feeling more like me.
I always offer an ear to those who need it and I'm offering that to you. Your never alone and in most cases what your feeling is normal.
Hugs and prayers to you and your family
Jen~daddysgirl29

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kristinadawn
Posts: 2
Joined: Jul 2005

I just read your message and wanted you to know that I am in the same boat except my mom died two days b4 xmas so its a very hard time of the year for me. If you wanna talk write me

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