Coping With The Loss Of A Loved One During The Holidays

By: Danny Amoruccio
Thursday, December 5, 2019

No matter how much time flies by, when you have lost a loved one, it can be extremely tough to come to terms with the loss.  The grief and sorrow that you feel are heightened during the holidays. This is the time you spend with people you care about. 

When one of those people is missing from the group that can strain the holiday atmosphere. It can also affect the way you heal.  There are many different ways that you can cope with the loss of a loved one during the holidays, such as:

  • It is a good idea to be away from your family as other people also may be grieving just as you are.  It's good to have someone there to support you and understand what you are going through. However, it is essential to get out of that setting for some time.  When you are around people that are grieving, their emotions have an impact on your feelings as well; they can compound your feelings of grief.
     
  • Spend some time outside your home, in the open air. It will help you clear your head and calm you down.
     
  • One of the best ways to cope with the loss of a loved one during Christmas time is to keep yourself busy with different things. 
     
  • Since it can be painful to spend time with family members and participate in activities, you can set some limits on the number of family gatherings that you would attend. If you feel that you cannot bear the crowds, tell your family that you are not ready to participate in the party or event.

If you want to know about cemeteries or need to book a space, just give us at Willowbrook Cemetery a call on 203 222 8646 or contact us through our online form and we will revert within the shortest possible time.

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