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Originally posted by MichiganSwampBuck
I've had a problem with the holidays for many years now. The basic reason is not having the money to make it a good holiday for myself and my loved ones. I used to feel huge guilt having to choose between paying my bills through out the winter or providing holiday gifts and outings. The guilt and frustration about not being able to get ahead enough to have a good holiday season leads to depression, resentment, self loathing and anger.
The best way for me to deal with the holidays is to stop caring about them. I have to stop caring that I have no money now or in the future. Sure there is always tomorrow, just not a "real" future. So I'll struggle on for maybe another 20 years and then it will probably be some stranger's problem what to do with my lifeless body. The most I can hope for my future is that I don't have much in the way of personal property left for anyone to have to deal with it when I die.
Sound depressing? I call this being realistic. Happy Holidays everyone.
Originally posted by Ketsa
You're talking about me. But I decided I'm not going to those gatherings anymore.
I've always been the most socially inept person I have known, finally lost touch with familly except for my sisters and parents.
I am now unemployed.
I have lived the last 10 years alone...
I'm pretty sure my circle of friends would be bigger if I was in jail.
Not sure what the f... i'm doing here...