Page 1 of 1 [ 8 posts ] 

Goose
Yellow-bellied Woodpecker
Yellow-bellied Woodpecker

User avatar

Joined: 1 Nov 2008
Age: 40
Gender: Male
Posts: 68
Location: Silver Spring, MD

19 Dec 2008, 9:06 pm

I am an Apsie. I struggle with feelings of loniness and alienation and feeling unloved around Chrismas time. I am a converted Christian, and I do not have a Christian family (Jewish family) and Christians make Chrismas all about the family. I oftentimes feel left out. Do yous struggle social-emotionally during this time? Do you feel lonely, hurt, unloved or left out? What is your coping mechicism during this time?


_________________
Daniel Salomon, OEF


Magnus
Veteran
Veteran

User avatar

Joined: 24 Jul 2008
Age: 44
Gender: Female
Posts: 2,703
Location: Claremont, California

19 Dec 2008, 11:56 pm

Let's have a Christmas party here.

Image


_________________
As long as man continues to be the ruthless destroyer of lower living beings he will never know health or peace. For as long as men massacre animals, they will kill each other.

-Pythagoras


MissConstrue
Veteran
Veteran

User avatar

Joined: 4 Feb 2008
Gender: Female
Posts: 19,810
Location: Earth

20 Dec 2008, 12:33 am

Uhhhhh......I just look at it as a pagan holiday, I mean no one knows when Jesus was born. Also it started off as a pagan tradition. Christianity incorporated this tradition into the birth of Jesus.

Besides that, I just see it as a tradition whether good or bad it's an excuse to celebrate or whatever.

Anyway....I would normally get the bubbles and spirits because of all the relatives and people whom I have trouble socializing with..... :drunken:

Only I don't do that anymore...... :(


_________________
I live as I choose or I will not live at all.
~Delores O’Riordan


sartresue
Veteran
Veteran

User avatar

Joined: 18 Dec 2007
Age: 65
Gender: Female
Posts: 6,766
Location: The Castle of Shock and Awe-tism

20 Dec 2008, 9:40 am

That Christmassy time of year topic

I like being with my kids at Christmas, but before I had my younger ones, I would volunteer at a shelter for homeless people, serving the festive dinner. This was a nice Christmassy thing to do, and I felt good about it. Aspie Assistance!


_________________
Radiant Aspergian
Awe-Tistic Whirlwind

Phuture Phounder of the Philosophy Phactory

NOT a believer of Mystic Woo-Woo


Maditude
Veteran
Veteran

User avatar

Joined: 7 Dec 2008
Age: 55
Gender: Male
Posts: 850
Location: New Jersey, USA

20 Dec 2008, 9:47 am

I struggle during Christmas because everybody I know seems to get hung up in the commercialization of Christmas and the decorating. I like meeting the family and have a good time.



richardbenson
Xfractor Card #351
Xfractor Card #351

User avatar

Joined: 30 Oct 2006
Gender: Male
Posts: 15,103
Location: Leave only a footprint behind

20 Dec 2008, 2:18 pm

i dont know why or how people can be depressed during the holidays. why with all the chrismas songs, people baking cookies with snow on the ground, gifts and charlie brown christmas specials on tv! i love christmas. :D


_________________
Winds of clarity. a universal understanding come and go, I've seen though the Darkness to understand the bounty of Light


Loreic
Blue Jay
Blue Jay

User avatar

Joined: 24 Nov 2008
Age: 27
Gender: Male
Posts: 95

20 Dec 2008, 2:24 pm

MissConstrue wrote:
Uhhhhh......I just look at it as a pagan holiday, I mean no one knows when Jesus was born. Also it started off as a pagan tradition


Aye! The time we all give thanks to the great Sun God Sol so that he may help us get through winter's darkness! :P

Oh, and it's thought he was born sometime during the summer.



MissConstrue
Veteran
Veteran

User avatar

Joined: 4 Feb 2008
Gender: Female
Posts: 19,810
Location: Earth

20 Dec 2008, 2:28 pm

^Yeah I heard it was June I think.


_________________
I live as I choose or I will not live at all.
~Delores O’Riordan