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I'm getting depressed thinking about my birthday this weeken

I'm getting depressed thinking about my birthday this weekend. I'm not going anymore, so it shouldn't matter, but I still want to do something. I just want a friend or family member to have a meal with me or something. I don't really have family though, and the only way I could get a friend to do something with me is if I paid. Even my kids tell me my birthday is sad. They always ask why noone sees me or gives me presents. Some years, they don't even know it's my birthday. I know it's dumb to make a big deal out of it, buts just another reminder of how no adult in this world cares about me and how I've lived for so long without achieving anything.

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Gela's picture
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Jan 15

It's not stupid, every1s birthday should be marked. Happy Birthday and go out and treat yourself to something

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[2430]
Jan 15

Hi there,
My birthday is in December and is often forgotten by my family and friends. I have experienced some of those same feelings, and I want you to know that you are loved! You are thought about, and that your birthday matters. It is a celebration of life.

Have you considered buying yourself some flowers, enjoying a cupcake, or buying a balloon to celebrate your day? Just enjoy it! I found that by just being thankful that I am alive and that my limbs are working, my heart is beating, and that I am able to enjoy each moment of the day, is a big deal! I am so grateful to live and enjoy another day.

I pray that you have a fantastic birthday and enjoy your special moments. I am sure thinking of you, my friend. Happy (early) Birthday!

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SoJollyJ's picture
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Jan 16

Thanks for the advice and kind words. I'm trying to change my view of the situation, but I'm having trouble. I'm not grateful to be alive if I have to be alone. I don't want to go treat myself to anything because I cannot think of one thing that I will enjoy doing by myself. I'm going to try to sleep through the day. That seems like it will be the least harmful.

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