This post was originally published in December 2014.
Another year has gone by and “The Holidays” are fast approaching—although if you’re anything like me, you’re still wondering where September went!
The time has come when we are once again seeing commercials on TV and in magazines about how wonderful the Christmas season is, that it is better to give than to receive, and how warm and loving families are, especially at this time of year.
But the reality is that, for many of people, this is not a time of peace and joy…
However, because there is so much shame associated with not having positive holiday times, most people don’t talk openly about how difficult this time of year can be for them. This can lead to intense feelings of loneliness, disappointment, and even shame.
And when any form of addiction is thrown into the mix, this season of the year can be anything but jolly.
If you can relate to any of the following, then this article may give you some helpful tips for getting through the holidays. [Read more…]