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Birthday blues / depression

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FreeNiki Tue 09-May-17 00:47:16

Does anyone get really depressed around their birthday? This one has been terrible. I felt depressed leading up to it. Had a terrible day as I had no one to spend it with. Now I feel as if Ive blown it and I could have had a happier day and its gone now.

Im single no dc and got made redundant so really am in the shit with little support. I got a totally shit present from a family member which I cant believe they gave me. I give them decent stuff and thoughtful things they'd actually use and like.

AuntyElle Tue 09-May-17 01:07:10

Yes, I find birthdays a bit grim as an adult, and get low before/after. They tend to show up everything that isn't there in your life.
I'm sorry you had a crap day. Sending you flowers.
What would your alternative plans have been? Can you still do them on an un-birthday? wink

FreeNiki Tue 09-May-17 02:32:48

I would have had something nice to eat, had a cocktail or something and gone somewhere nicer. id still have been alone

fiftyplustwo Tue 09-May-17 05:59:28

Yes, birthdays are difficult! Couldn't you set up an alternative birthday with friends, a get-together? It doesn't have to be on the exact date, even though it helps if it's within a month or two of the original date. "I didn't get to celebrate my birthday and wonder if you would want to come over for dinner/tea/going to xx/shopping" (your favourite activity). Bake a cake. Presents are for small children, I've come to realize that now at age 52, you usually don't get a lot of presents for your birthdays as an adult.

FreeNiki Tue 09-May-17 10:04:10

Im not bothered about presents at all.

I didnt even get to see anyone or have a drink though.

Poudrenez Fri 12-May-17 16:58:28

I have to say my life is quite good at the moment, but despite all this I still get depressed at birthdays. They always remind me of my neglected childhood.

Can you do something nice for yourself?

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