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New Year’s Eve #Depression #Anxiety #Holidays

I’ve got a highlight coming. I ordered two dozen oysters and a great bottle of Champagne for New Year’s Eve. I feel very fortunate, exceedingly fortunate that I’m able to afford this. They’re not all for me, but I could eat them by myself if required. This is one redeeming feature to a shitty holiday season. #oysters #champagne #shittyholidays #Stillalive

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We have had a lot of English rain this week which upsets the Duke of Bork’s delicate sensibilities. I will never know why but snow, swimming, and puddles of mud are all good things, but for some reason, rain is bad 🙈. I guess it’s a pugmix perogative thing that I simply wouldn’t understand.

Shorter walks means more unused energy which is when keeping a few pieces of bunched up wool comes in handy, and also makes a very good distraction for NYE fireworks 💥

I simply throw some down and let him have at it, which as you may have guessed, he rather enthusiastically enjoys demolishing and gives us reasons to smile when moments like this happen 🥰

#Dogs #MightyPets #DistractMe #Holidays #Smallthings #RoomForJoy

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Boy the holidays has me having tough conversations with all of the people I avoid most of the year. Therapy will be fun and plentiful #Therapy #Holidays #Trauma #Childhoodtrauma

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#Depression #MentalHealth #Healing #Family #Holidays
My Christmas season was 80/90% good
I struggled with my sister in law and mom in law last weekend and last night and then my daughter and my son in law to be today.
Luckily I took my meds and chose Peace. I hope you all enjoyed your holiday celebrations

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Today went pretty well, I enjoyed Christmas with my family (I used to say my fiancés family because I felt uncomfortable saying my family). I was a bit down in general but overall today was pretty nice. I thought I wouldn't be able to enjoy today because of the depression but I was wrong.

Instead of spending money on gifts this year (since I have none to spend) I decided to take a more heartfelt and personal approach. I wrote a touching Christmas message to the members of my immediate family. I wasn't sure if they'd like it or not but they really loved it.

It meant a lot to me to spend time with them, to be a part of a family after all the #Abuse that I've been through.

To be part of a family that loves and wants me. A family that is helping to heal the wounds of abuse and abandonment caused by someone else. I was afraid for so long, afraid to trust, afraid to let my guard down. Afraid of being hurt again. Which I think is all reasonable.

Sometimes it overwhelms me with emotion and I have to stop and think. I am no longer alone, I do not have to be afraid. I can trust someone. Everything is okay. I still have my bad days where I fall apart and my symptoms act up but they accept that. I am not blamed for the abuse like I was before. I am accepted, loved and protected (something that I wasn't before).

I apologize if others are not in my situation. I am not attempting to say that I am better off. If you are struggling, know that there is help out there. I believe in you. Have an awesome 2023 Mighties.

#Abuse #PTSD #Family #Holidays

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Today wasn’t bad at all 💜

Christmas with my family has been pleasant and cozy, despite my feeling a little down and having to push through uncomfortable anxiety. Watching movies, waiting on dinner and I’ve done it sober for the first time in a very long time. It hasn’t been perfect, but what is? #Holidays #Depression #Sobriety

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#Christamas #Holidays

Well it's Christmas day again. And I had a nice Christmas. There have been many struggles this year but my wife and I managed to have a happy holiday. But I am also sad. I'm estranged from my family and my wife's family couldn't get together due to the blizzard. I'll probably never get another Christmas card from my grandma. I was glad to hold onto some nostalgia but I hate when things change. #sad #Depression #Bipolar2Disorder

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Feliz Navidad 🎄 Merry Christmas 🎁

Feliz Navidad a todos que la celebran!
Merry Christmas to all who celebrate!

Remember if you’re struggling today or don’t feel merry and bright it’s okay. A lot of us (myself included) are dealing with a lot. Just try to survive the day as best you can. Remember to practice self love and self care. It’s okay to not participate in things that are triggering or bad for your mental health. Do what is best for you. Enjoy the day in your own way. Remember to reach out for help if needed. You are not a burden, you matter. Stay safe 🎄🎁😊

And if you don’t celebrate, happy holidays! Have the best day you can, remember mental health doesn’t take a break so take a break if you need to. The best gift you can give yourself is the gift of self love ❤️ and care during the holidays. Best wishes mighties!

#BipolarDepression #PTSD #BorderlinePersonalityDisorder #Anxiety
#Healing #Holidays #AbuseSurvivors #Selflove #Selfcare #MightyTogether

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Feeling a Little Better #BipolarDepression

Maybe I can be a little merry and bright. Trying to remain positive. To anyone struggling, it will be okay. Just do what is best for you. I refuse to let depression ruin my holiday. Merry Christmas Eve Mighties! Thanks for allowing me to be here and to be open and share. I appreciate all the comments and feedback. I wish you nothing but the best this holiday season. Have a blessed 2023! ❤️😊🤗

#BorderlinePersonalityDisorder #PTSD #BipolarDisorder #Trauma #Holidays #MightyTogether

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