4 thoughts on “If You Are Fortunate Enough to Have Time to Yourself Over the Holidays…

  • November 19, 2018 at 4:46 pm

    I’ll be spending Thanksgiving by myself again for ….. well, I lost count on how many years. But I like Thanksgiving, it’s my favorite holiday. Having a four day weekend. Christmas is harder for me to be alone.

    This year I have decided, for the first time in years, not to cook myself a Thanksgiving meal. I plan to get a takeout. I told that to a friend of mine. He then invited me to his house, along with his wife (who will cook) and an ex-tenant, whom I don’t know. I declined the invitation.
    He will be having his son and daughter at his house on Friday.

    I have spent some holidays with other people and their families because I was invited. I went and didn’t have a good time at all of them. I never felt comfortable being with families that are not my own. My own family has dwindled down to nothing now.

    I will be OK by myself. I prefer it. On Thanksgiving Day, I plan to visit a park in the morning. It’s a Cancer Survivor’s park. I have never been to it and have always wanted to go there. I am a cancer survivor – I had my whole prostate removed. I am doing well for myself after all of that. I workout and ride the bike a lot. Oh, I’ll go bike riding after visiting that park.

    • November 19, 2018 at 5:51 pm

      Good for you for resisting the pressures and doing what you want.

  • November 22, 2018 at 10:02 am

    Dr. DePaulo, thank you very much for your inspiring articles and books. Happy holidays!


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