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How to Have a Better Birthday?

Today was my 13th birday.

Since it is on Christmas Eve I don't celebrate it often with friends. In the past I would invite my entire class and about three people would show up, and this has happened multiple times, leaving a giant impact on me.

All of my birthdays go horrible. This year my grandparents visited to whom I am not very fond of, and the day was consisted of me sitting in my bed and staring at the ceiling.

It was time for cake and my stomach started to hurt, so when my mom called me down, I said, "I can't, my stomach hurts." She still told me over and over to come down and I didn't. My dad came up and asked what was wrong and I told him. He got mad and stormed off, repeating whatever, as he overreacts to everything.

My mom came up again and said, "Come down now, you are embarrassing me." That I found amusing for some reason. She also stormed off and heard both of them yelling down there which started me to cry. I would lie there for a few hours, crying like I did the past few birthdays. I suffer from depression and none of this helped it. And to be honest, I haven't received any presents yet.

What I am trying to get across is how to have a better birthday? And how to avoid this repeating again, year after year like it has been? Thank you.


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@christiant sounds like you are in a tough spot. I can only imagine how you feel about it. I am certain that your mom and dad are pretty frustrated as well since they most likely do understand how you feel. I would suggest you take some time to sit down with your parents and them how you feel. Parents are actually pretty smart people and maybe you all can come up with a plan for a birthday that will work for all of you. It is very important that you express your feeling to your parents. You stated that you suffer from depression, make sure that you are getting the proper treatment for that as well. It is really important that you recognize when you move toward a crisis. Let people like your parents, or other confidants, know. Take a look on here and see if you get some useful information from this. Happy Birthday Christian

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Thank you oldturkey. My parents already know that I have depression and they do know that my birthdays aren't exactly the greatest, but I don't think they know how deep it goes. I will talk to them tomorrow and see what happens. Thank you again, and Merry Christmas.


@christiant I hope it will work out for you. Merry Christmas to you and come back any time. iFixit is a pretty good place to hang out and learn stuff ;-)


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