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Who else is on their own at New Year?

(9 Posts)
dangermouseisace Sat 31-Dec-16 18:34:58

I am. Kids are at their dad's. I'm here alone, in a town where I don't really know that many people. Being depressed I've not contacted anyone about seeing them as, well, I just don't want to bring anyone down, and I feel like my friends have had enough of me being depressed. They were supportive at first, but now they aren't…I guess they feel I should have sorted my shit out by now. I would love to be ok by now, but despite my desire to be 'cured' and up to speed with everyone else, it just hasn't happened. I'm not at work (something people think will cure everything) and I find it difficult to socialise as my life is pretty ummmmm…..crap? So, this is my 2nd 'depressed' New Year. And tonight, I'm hiding so that I don't have to inflict my miserable self on anyone else (next year isn't going to be much better as I still have a divorce to sort out…)

Anyone else?

bettywhitearse Sat 31-Dec-16 18:40:50

well OP you can 'inflict your misery' on me and I'll send some bak wink . I'm on my own too. Very very long story as to why. Spent all of xmas alone aswell. DC is in bed and well... I'm hoping in 2017 being a miserable git, hiding under blankets and tea drinking becomes an olympic sport because I am becoming a master of them all.

dangermouseisace Sat 31-Dec-16 18:45:11

Hello there bettywhitearse thank you for the increased power of misery! You'd have to work hard to beat me at tea drinking (puts kettle on in a menacing manner)

bettywhitearse Sat 31-Dec-16 18:56:11

Yes, well when it comes to tea drinking I am very very good although today I am on my very first mug of tea.

Shopped this AM but spent most of the afternoon crying at the bloody tumble dryer. I just looked at it and it'd set me off hmm Whatever reason I needed to do that for... I feel heaps better than before I did. I think crying over stupid things should be an Olympic sport too. I'm getting good at that.

Which is my reason for not joining the two friends I do have that do understand (one suffers with long term MH condition and the other has ASD with anxiety/depression) I'd just blub at my pint and probably set them off!

happyfrown Sat 31-Dec-16 19:24:34

i'll join,
this is my 15th new years in. yep since ds1 was born.
my 2 still here somehow? friends are great, but I don't try not to put my depressive self on them too much.

happyfrown Sat 31-Dec-16 19:25:36

goes to put kettle on to fit in wink

dangermouseisace Sat 31-Dec-16 20:12:16

oh no sympathetic tears that's probably worse than awkward silences! Hi happyfrown I get the not putting yourself on non-depressed friends, I feel I have to avoid mine as I worry that a) they might get/are fed up of me b) it might be contagious.

happyfrown Sat 31-Dec-16 20:24:03

my friends aint really happy go lucky type either, the last thing they need is an extra dose of depression! hmm

DrinkFeckArseGirls Sat 31-Dec-16 23:34:51

I am/ was with my DD. At 10pm I sent her to her room to read. WatchedAlan Carr. She reappeared. Sent her back with home phone and told to call my mother!
They're still chatting!

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