Christmas amplifies loneliness. It doesn’t create it but it certainly magnifies it.
For some people as they see others enjoying family and friends it brings them face to face with their own emptiness. It’s one reason Christmas is so hard for so many.
During the year it’s easier to stay busy with work, hobbies and volunteer activities. The loneliness may hide in the shadows but if you stay busy enough you can keep it at bay.
But at Christmas, when everything slows down, many are brought face to face with their emptiness.
And so for a few days they have to deal with the deep hollow in their hearts. [Read more…]