Holidays and Grief

The holiday season is supposed to be the most beautiful time of the year but not for everyone. The pain of losing a loved one seems to become heavier during the holiday season. Here are 5 things we can do to lighten the burden and enjoy the time we have our loved ones who are still with us.

Coping: Dealing With Loss of a Loved One

Crying, feeling scared, angry, etc. are normal emotions people feel when they lose a loved one. By expressing these emotions, family members properly engage in the grieving process. Additionally, everyone has their own way of showing grief. Some people internalize their grief. Therefore, failing to cry at a funeral doesn’t mean an individual doesn’t feel pain. Everyone copes with loss differently, and there’s no specific time table involved.