Blue Christmas ornament, Author Kristina Servant, Source https://www.flickr.com/photos/xkristinax/8230065092 (CC BY-2.0 Generic)
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“I’ll have a blue Christmas without you
I’ll be so blue just thinking about you
Decorations of red on a green Christmas tree
Won’t be the same dear, if you’re not here with me.”
– “Blue Christmas”, Elvis Presley
The holidays can be a difficult time for abuse victims, especially those of us suffering from depression. We cannot help but compare the idealized scenes of Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, and Diwali festivities with our own childhood experiences.
Even the “best” of holiday gatherings may have been rife with tension. All too often, there was little to be joyful about.
Children in dysfunctional homes do not receive the care and attention they deserve. Through no fault of their own, they may become the targets of their parents’ rage or neglect.
There are numerous reasons for this . …
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