Walking Through Mourning During the Holidays
When someone you love dies, your whole world changes. This can be especially painful during the holidays. Instead of celebrating the season, you may experience all kinds of difficult emotions. It may feel like the pain and sadness you’re experiencing will never end. But these emotions are all part of the grieving process, and these are normal reactions to significant loss.
Someone once said grief is the price we pay for having loved another. Grief is a natural human response to loss. It’s the emotional suffering we feel when something or someone we love is taken from our lives. The more significant the loss, the more intense the grief will be. It’s important to understand that everyone grieves when a loved one dies, or a marriage ends, or a close relationship is severed – and that everyone grieves in different ways.
That grief can be multiplied during the holidays as we experience familiar traditions by ourselves. While there is no right or wrong way to grieve, there are healthy ways to cope with the pain that you experience. During this holiday season, here are some practical things you can do to help ease your way through the grieving process.
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