Tag Archives: Christmas

Christmas Day 2019

My uncle came over earlier with the enormous chicken that he bought. I’d already prepared the vegetables and preheated the oven for when he arrived, so it wasn’t that stressful. I don’t usually eat meat, but it’s very difficult to … Continue reading

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I’m sure that I’m the only one up at almost 4 am, searching for posts on WordPress with the ‘loneliness’ tag.  I thought I’d find more posts than I found and I thought I’d fine a couple that I’d be … Continue reading

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Christmas 2011

The last time Christmas wasn’t unbearable for me was the Christmas of 2011. At the time, I was living in Beverly, Massachusetts with my ex-wife, S. Even though we were going to split up after she found out about my … Continue reading

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Christmas and my two-tier family (the source of much of my envy of others)

Last year, my mum and I got in a huge fight over the fact that she kept mentioning my 2 younger half brothers.  It was upsetting me a lot, because my upbringing combined with bullying and exclusion at school are … Continue reading

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Black is the colour of Christmas

My mum and her husband are returning today from their mini-break with my two ‘normal’ younger half brothers. I’m going out for a meal with them later and to watch the movie Cats, although I really don’t feel up to … Continue reading

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Loneliness at Christmas (please reach out)

When you see that someone is struggling with loneliness and / or mental illness, why not invite them into your home over Christmas, even if it isn’t on Christmas Day itself?  People in my situation want to feel included, rather … Continue reading

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Now it’s just me and the cat…

I made it to Grantham without any issues.  The train journey was only stressful on the stretch between Liverpool South Parkway and Manchester Oxford Rad.  After that, it emptied out and I was able to get a seat next to … Continue reading

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