So I don't mean to be a negative Norman, but I needed to post somewhere, and get some support, because I feel like all my friends, and my boyfriend, have heard me complain about it way too much. For those of you who know, or don't know, my parents told me never to come back home because I came out to them. That was two months ago. Flash forward to now, and it's hitting me that I'm not going "home for break" like everyone else on campus is doing. I'm staying here, in my apartment, alone for the holidays, and that's making me more melancholy than I thought I would get. It doesn't help that I have finals this week, and I'm already stressed, but all this emotion makes me want to just sleep and eat and not do anything productive. It's textbook depressive episode. Anyways, I was just wondering how long you think it'll be before my parents finally come around? I can't believe they made it through Thanksgiving without me, and without trying to reestablish contact and a life with me. I can't imagine how Christmas and New Years will be. Ugh. It's just so frustrating. And I'm sad. I guess I really just needed to post somewhere and vent out my feelings, because, like I said, I feel like I talk about it too much and everyone is getting tired of me saying how sad I am that I can't go home, and that I don't have a family to go to. They haven't outright said anything like they are sick of me saying it, but that's just how I feel. Again, I'm sorry to bring anyone's moods down, but I'm just so sad I needed to talk about it since I'm sulking right now when I should be studying for a final that will determine if I can stay in my program.