“I Have No Family. Why Should Thanksgiving and Christmas Mean Anything to Me?”

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The quick answer to the question posed in the title is this: They don’t have to, as nobody knows the context of what you are feeling but you.

In full disclosure, I am one of the lucky ones. I was raised in a loving family unit, and though most of my closest relatives from childhood have since passed away my memories of them are…