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In Six Words, What’s Hard about the Holidays?


Ralphie struggles with holiday challenges in the movie, A Christmas Story.

We hope the holidays will be easy.

The reality, though, is that much can happen during the holidays which make them difficult. A hospitalization, a decline, a family feud can make a holiday season feel a bit like, well, hell.

For you, what’s hard about the holidays?

Tell us about your holiday hardship. And, because we could all use a bit of fun, please share in six words so it sounds like this:

We are not where we hoped.

Shares yours in our comments section, below. And, please feel free to share as many as you need.

About Denise

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I began working with family caregivers in 1990 and launched in 1996 to help and support them. Through my blog, I share words of comfort and offer coping strategies and tips. I also write opinion pieces about recent research, community programs and media coverage of caregiving issues.


  1. Avatar of Gail Kroll

    My sister comes with her family.

  2. Avatar of Richard

    Being cheerful while in such pain.

    Happy Holidays

  3. Avatar of Casandra

    Having the down time to celebrate.

  4. Mom begs “Please take me home.”

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