God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change; courage to change the things I can;and wisdom to know the difference.
This time of year has been extremely tough on me the last 10years. It usually starts about September and doesn't leave until April. I think I have SAD, but that is not the whole picture. I lost alot between those months in several different years. As my husband said of me on a different site, I am extremely nostalgic, or sentimental. Deaths,divorce,getting fired from my job,losing a family pet all happened during this time. I then with the holiday stress, I go into my slump. Bringing out the Christmas decorations was rough this year, too. Finally got rid of the ones from my past marriage and gave them to my kids. What ever they don't want they threw away. You see, one year their Dad told them the day after Christmas that he was divorcing me. So now the trend continues for them,too.
Yes it does add stress to your marriage. I am in a very loving relationship now. If it wasn't for his compassion, I would be in bed still instead of up and getting ready for work. Understanding from you mate regarding this disease is extremely important.
Thanks Rianna for putting us all in our places.
I used to fantasize about running away to Canada and changing my name just so I could start all over again with nobody.
I am very thankful that I do have family and a few friends to call on.
Hope you and your Kitties have a Merry Christmas and are thankful that you have a warm home to share it.