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Does Holidays Make You Feel Even More Isolated?

Does Holidays Make You Feel Even More Isolated?

Since holidays are all about being with people who love you. Do they treat you like the sick relative? I'm so sick of that quiet alienating ignoring that comes from the putting aside your feelings and validation.

A myHIVteam Member said:

In some ways, but I crack jokes to myself...hugs my friend.😀

posted 17 days ago
A myHIVteam Member said:

Blood doesn't always mean family. I spend most of my holidays with friends. My brother lives too far away, at 49 both of my parents and all my grandparents are dead. Aunt's and Uncles and cousins all live far away. I just make best of the situation that i can.

posted 9 days ago
A myHIVteam Member said:

it saddens me to think that family can't love each other as it is with my brother and sister. I am tired of beating my head against the wall and trying to make it so with them. I no longer care whether they like/love or even care for me. I know I am a good person and someone worthy.

posted 10 days ago
A myHIVteam Member said:

I feel very much the same. Holidays are the worst time for me. Used to be the happiest. The only family I have is a greedy sister who could really care less about my health. Haven't talked with her in 9 years. She is extremely toxic.
Sometimes we need to pull away some from people who won't accept you as you are. Including having HIV. You have my support on this one.

posted 10 days ago
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