Tag: holidays

Family and Friends: Holiday Traditions Change Over Time

Published: December 11, 2021 | By | Reply Continue Reading
Family and Friends: Holiday Traditions Change Over Time

A writer wants to “take back” the holidays and celebrate them with family and friends in her own home. She asks if it is wrong to feel that way?

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You Can Brighten A Blue Christmas

Published: December 8, 2021 | Last Updated: December 8, 2021 By | Reply Continue Reading
You Can Brighten A Blue Christmas

Journalist Cindy La Ferle offers some tips on how to brighten a Blue Christmas that doesn’t quite live up to hopes and expectations.

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Blue Christmas: When Red and Green Make Blue

Published: December 7, 2021 | Last Updated: December 7, 2021 By | 2 Replies Continue Reading
Blue Christmas: When Red and Green Make Blue

The last time I heard the words “Blue Christmas,” they were crooned by Elvis.

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Reader Wisdom: On loneliness over the holidays

Published: December 8, 2015 | By | 20 Replies Continue Reading
Reader Wisdom: On loneliness over the holidays

On a thread called “Why Would Someone Have No Friends?,” a reader commented that she felt lonely and isolated over the holidays. Many people feel that way at this time of year. She wrote: …I don’t have a family. No parents, no siblings. None. My cousins are all over the world, and since we were […]

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How To Get Over The Holidays With No Friends or Family

Published: December 20, 2013 | Last Updated: December 7, 2021 By | 34 Replies Continue Reading
How To Get Over The Holidays With No Friends or Family

No friends or family around? Feeling alone? Here are 14 ideas to buoy your spirits and get you over the holiday hump

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On Access to Guns & Mental Health Services

Published: December 16, 2012 | Last Updated: May 23, 2020 By | 3 Replies Continue Reading
On Access to Guns & Mental Health Services

The devastating events that took place at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut last Friday seem to overshadow the significance of every other pressing concern or problem, mine and everyone else’s.

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COUPLE WANTED for close friendship, especially on holidays

Published: March 2, 2011 | Last Updated: April 6, 2016 By | 5 Replies Continue Reading

A reader discusses the difficulties of finding a couple for a close friendship.

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The most wonderful time of the year? Not for everyone

Published: December 23, 2010 | Last Updated: April 2, 2016 By | 2 Replies Continue Reading

Blue Christmas services are organized by many houses of worship to provide comfort to people who are grieving, coping with chronic illness, or feeling down or lonely.

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Love, Loss and Friendship: Getting Over the Death of a Child

Published: December 9, 2009 | Last Updated: October 12, 2020 By | 2 Replies Continue Reading

Lynn shares her experience of how the friends she made through a support group helped her cope with this unimaginable loss.

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