How do I avoid being sad about losses in the family on Christmas this year (last two years have been bad)?
I feel so sad with it not being a family Christmas. Cousins and extended family were the joy I had in Christmas. We tried to set something up the last two years and very few people came and it led to other conflicts. This year will be the year I see no one but my Mom.
I am going to act cheery on December 25th and do good deeds at a soup kitchen and all that but how do I get over feeling so sad that I don't have the family connection I had for so long? Christmas is a time of loss I feel and I am sad it is coming. I am well into adulthood (31) but feel so sad.