Coping With Grief and Loss During the Holiday
Coping with grief on any particular day is hard enough but when the calendar year recycles, grief can become intense especially for holidays. Holidays only one year removed where the previous year we shared Thanksgiving dinner with a loved one, or celebrated their birthday,opened presents during Christmas, or cheered in the New Year.
The FuneralPlan.com site lists information of this sort on their website. The article, “Coping with Grief During the Holidays” takes a look at how people feel and what they should and should not do in regards to celebrating the holidays despite the grief
Halloween barely passes before stores stock their shelves with holiday decorations. Christmas carols echo through shopping malls, and the first of the holiday commercials hits the airwaves. If you’ve lost a loved one, these can be stark reminders that the holidays won’t be the same.
Whether your loved one died recently or decades ago, the holidays bring forth powerful memories that may trigger your grief. If the person died on or near a holiday, the two events are forever linked and may be particularly painful, especially if you have unresolved feelings about the lost relationship.
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