I really dread Christmas & the run up to it. As a child, Christmases were always tense times with parents arguing.
I have suffered anxiety & depression for years, normally I cope, but cannot cope with social events. I go to 3 music groups & 1 sports group, all are having Christmad get togethers, I feel so anxious that I just cannot go.
I worked in the same place for 30 years & never once went to a staff social event.
My depression gets worse this time of year. Music groups are fine but the sports group is full of people going on about the amazing things they do with their families.
I would love to be sociable & make friends, just cannot do it, whatever group I go to, I always feel on the outskirts of it. No doubt that last sentence will prompt some people to lecture me about making an effort - believe me I have!
Is it just me or do other people feel the same?
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