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Hey, guys! Are you single right now? Are you currently feeling alone and lonely during this holiday season? If so, you are not the only one who feels like this.

Reportedly, and we quote, “the holidays can sometimes contain nasty triggers for feelings of loneliness and despair… reminders of feelings experienced when dealing with sexual identity.”

Some of these triggers that caused these feelings to resurface are the “movies, television shows and even commercials share stories that can highlight the ‘different-ness’ of those not coupled,” said Mental Help.  

But the media is just one thing, there are also invitations to parties, invitations that extend to our significant other or spouse, and if we don’t have one, that could potentially make us lonely. Attending alone at a party full of people that have spouses can do that, and if the holiday season has anything of abundance, that’s parties. Suddenly, there are plenty of parties that we need to attend: at home with families, at work with officemates, with friends, and there are also Christmas parties with our peers at our community and professional organizations and clubs. Then there’s even a reunion with former school friends who are home for the holidays, or with classmates if we are still at school.

However, there are a lot of things that we can do to navigate these feelings of loneliness. For starters, Mental Health advice we start doing so by accepting the fact that we truly are single and to look at the silver lining for being one.

And hey, the year is ending, what better time to reflect than now? Whether we had just survived the worst year of our life, or if we’d just had the best year, this is the perfect time to be thankful.

We can also do something for others, you know, by getting involved or donating to an LGBTQ charity we can help a fellow human being today. If you wish to do so, you may check the list of LGBTQ organizations that you can donate to here and here.

Anyway, these are just some of the things that we can do in order to combat these feelings of holiday isolation and loneliness. If you want more tips, you can read the full article here, and please remember that the Christmas holiday is just a few days out of a whole, which means that this, too, will come to pass.

Having said all that, does being gay and single during the holidays stress you out or make you feel lonely? Share with us your thoughts and stories in the comments section below!

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