It's horrible that no one appreciated how much you are *really* worth. None of those people even deserved to know you.

You've been obligated to do so much - to put yourself so far beneath the wants of others who were totally undeserving and twisted. Maybe consider giving yourself a vacation from this season? There's no avoiding the media, but you may be able to find ways to oh-so-unfortunately miss the events themselves and their emotional trappings. What's the worst that could happen - it would strain relations in the family?
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My story

"Don't think it hasn't been a little slice of Heaven just because it hasn't!" --Bugs Bunny