There are times when a simple question, seemingly innocuous in nature, can be the source of a great deal of pain for some of us. “Did you have a nice Christmas?” is one of them.
At first glance it seems like a harmless question, but just like hearing “How are you?” when you are going through a very rough time, it can be difficult to answer.
Of course, there is always the option of numbing yourself to the pain, throwing a smile on your face and giving the expected answer. But sometimes these moments catch you off guard, and the truth is revealed instead, making for a very awkward moment.
Truth is, the holidays aren’t all they are cracked up to be for some of us. For some it hits as early as Thanksgiving, when the expectations begin. For others, it is a general feeling of depression or sadness that grows over the weeks that follow.