Holidays for some can be a joyous time to get together with family, but for others a dreaded nightmare. The feeling of dread is normal for some people, and that is okay. The holidays can surface unwanted memories, or force you to be around family you don’t get along with. There are many reasons why someone may feel lonely during the holidays, and it’s okay to be alone during these times. Especially with the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s important to shelter in place and avoid seeing other people.