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Reasons why Christmas can feel lonely: Therapist explains

Published on Dec 25, 2023 08:00 PM IST
  • From being distant from loved ones to financial strain, here are a few reasons why Christmas can feel lonely.
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Christmas is one of the largest festivals celebrated all over the world. It brings with it joy, happiness, hope and holiday cheer. However, sometimes Christmas can feel lonely for some people. "It’s not always the merry, jolly season for everyone. From the pressure of picture-perfect festivities to the stress and burnout before the holidays, there are many reasons some of us might feel a bit isolated. Social anxiety, loss of loved ones, family conflicts, and big life changes can weigh heavily during this time. Other things like mental health challenges or simply feeling overwhelmed with the hustle and bustle of the season can also add to that sense of being alone in a crowded room," wrote Therapist Lalitaa Suglani.(Unsplash) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Dec 25, 2023 08:00 PM IST

Christmas is one of the largest festivals celebrated all over the world. It brings with it joy, happiness, hope and holiday cheer. However, sometimes Christmas can feel lonely for some people. "It’s not always the merry, jolly season for everyone. From the pressure of picture-perfect festivities to the stress and burnout before the holidays, there are many reasons some of us might feel a bit isolated. Social anxiety, loss of loved ones, family conflicts, and big life changes can weigh heavily during this time. Other things like mental health challenges or simply feeling overwhelmed with the hustle and bustle of the season can also add to that sense of being alone in a crowded room," wrote Therapist Lalitaa Suglani.(Unsplash)

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The high expectations of celebrating a festival can be marred with the reality of the celebrations. Hence, it can feel dull and lonely for some people. (Unsplash) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Dec 25, 2023 08:00 PM IST

The high expectations of celebrating a festival can be marred with the reality of the celebrations. Hence, it can feel dull and lonely for some people. (Unsplash)

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When we are grieving the loss of someone or certain changes in life circumstances, we may feel lonely during festivals. (Unsplash) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Dec 25, 2023 08:00 PM IST

When we are grieving the loss of someone or certain changes in life circumstances, we may feel lonely during festivals. (Unsplash)

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Christmas is also associated with giving gifts, hosting parties and visiting family. When we face financial strain, we may try to refrain from the celebrations. (Unsplash) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Dec 25, 2023 08:00 PM IST

Christmas is also associated with giving gifts, hosting parties and visiting family. When we face financial strain, we may try to refrain from the celebrations. (Unsplash)

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When we are away from our loved ones during the holiday season, we end up missing them and feeling lonely. (Unsplash) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Dec 25, 2023 08:00 PM IST

When we are away from our loved ones during the holiday season, we end up missing them and feeling lonely. (Unsplash)

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The lack of meaningful relationships in life and the sense of feeling unseen and unheard can lead to loneliness during the festive season. (Unsplash) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Dec 25, 2023 08:00 PM IST

The lack of meaningful relationships in life and the sense of feeling unseen and unheard can lead to loneliness during the festive season. (Unsplash)

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