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Christmas 2013: Ways to prevent holiday loneliness

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Loneliness during the holidays can cause sadness and depression. Start planning your events to prevent holiday loneliness.

According to Psychology Today, about one out of four households in America is a single person. Many people live alone and many of them equate living alone with being lonely. Some single people think, there must be something wrong with me that I don't have a partner.

First, being single is not a disease. It's often a choice sometimes a better choice than being with someone you don't want to be with. If being single were a defect and a sign that you are inferior, then you would have to think that every person who is married was once defective. They became worthwhile when they married another defective (single) person. Absurd! People are people not defects. Being single is a situation, not a moral failure. Your mother and father were once single.

Second, reach out to friends, invite people to lunch, dinner, coffee, or a movie. There are a lot of people out there looking for a friend. You could be that person. enjoy reading the entire Psychology Today article

Feeling sad or depressed during the holidays: contact a mental health agency, attend Christmas Eve church service, and read Happy Healthy News Weekly.

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