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  1. Do you tend to feel sadder/"bluer" during the winter months? Are you more likely to feel "down" or depressed when days are shorter and there is less sunlight? In short, do you experience Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) at this time of year? And if so, how do you cope?
  2. What People Say

    What are the best comments people can make to you when you're feeling low? Worst?
  3. Blue Skies or Blue Spring?

    Do you find that spring, with it's longer days and warmer weather lifts your spirits? Do you revel in the site of new leaves on the trees, flowers budding, more sunlight and blue skies? Or are you just as "blue," yourself, as in the colder, grayer months... maybe more...?
  4. I need some unbiased advise. I am the grandmother of two boys (by my son); a 4 almost 5 yr old & 2 1/2 yr old. My other two children have no plans to have kids & they are older, so this is it for me. I've been divorced from my son's father for 35 years. And divorced and single for the past 23 years. I was living 7 hours away, but relocated to the town where my son, daughter-in-law & grandchildren live in Oct. 2009. My ex-husband has an extended family here & I do not. Let me preface this by saying that my ex-brother in law's wife is a drinker who's loud, obnoxious & out right rude toward's me. And has made claim's that she has been more of a mother to my son than I have. We don't get along. The problem is that not just Thanksgiving, but Easter, Christmas & Birthday's, basically every Holiday, the ex-brother in law (Aunt Kiki & Uncle Craig) have all dinner's at their house & invite the extended family. There dinner's usually involve a lot of drinking & partying. I have been invited, but am not comfortable around my ex-husband, his new family & the entire family of my ex, so I decline. The problem is that my son say's that if I want to see them or the grandchildren, I have to go to their parties. That he's been going over there for year's and just because I moved here, he isn't going to change that. SO for the past 4 years I have sat at home alone on every major holiday. I tried to reason with him and wrote a long letter to him telling him that I didn't think it was fair that I don't at least get 1 or 2 holiday's and he responded that he Just want's everyone to get along and for me & Aunt Kiki to make amend's so that I can go there too. I called her to ask if she could please back off the invitation's for every holiday or at least work with me to get some time with my kid's & she laughed in my face and said NO. I am an active grandmother who see's the grandchildren at least 3/4 time's a month. I've been asked to babysit for 2 week's at a time & have always been there when the kid's are sick or they need me & usually babysit 15-20 times a year, but then when the Holiday's roll around I am once again told that either I put up with the ex-'s family or I can stay home. Any advise on how I can have some Holiday time with my son & dil & grandkid's without the ex family would be appreciated.
  5. Welcome to the new "50 Shades of Blue" group. I'm the moderator most in charge of the group, and I'm glad you're reading. I hope the group helps you as you go through depression, any other emotional disorder, and just anything that makes you emotional. What's on your mind?