Holidays make me feel BAD. I miss having a family. I try t

Holidays make me feel BAD. I miss having a family. I try to stay engaged socially, but even that can be difficult at times. Having friends isn't the same as having family.

You are so right, having friends isn't the same as family at all. I don't have much family either.

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@Fohb460 None of my family members live near me. As a matter of fact, they don’t even live in the same areas of the country. I have two grandchildren (well one is not my blood), but my son left their mom. So now it’s a big family mess. It’s been very depressing for me since it affects my relationships with them.

@CKBlossom I’m sorry you feel this way. I’ll tell you something I’ve figured out. Families aren’t perfect. Not many are. Relationships are complicated and can be difficult. So, as far as my family members go, I’ve had to work on even rebuilding my relationships with most of them. I try to be flexible because I realize how important family is.