Coping With Grief During The Holidays

By: Danny Amoruccio
Thursday, December 16, 2021

It's never easy to lose a loved one, and their absence may feel all the more poignant during Christmas time. When confronted with holiday happiness, it is typical for people to feel unhappy or overburdened.

At Willowbrook Cemetery, we believe that people should develop suitable coping methods for the holiday season and constructive ways to overcome their sadness. Following are some suggestions, which might help:

1. Embrace Emotional Unrest

Individuals grieving often feel a flurry of emotions, mainly if their loss is recent. You may experience feelings of bewilderment, rage, frustration, and depression. The holiday spirit may strain your nerves, resulting in an emotional outburst amid a stressful scenario. Accepting and healthily processing all emotions is critical. If you feel suffocated by your surroundings, seek out some distance or take a break. A long trip with a companion might assist you in reestablishing your balance.

2. Commemorate The Death

Plant a memorial tree in your loved ones' honor, light a few candles in their memory, or construct a picture wall filled with cherished memories. These activities will guarantee that you are aware of your loved one's presence over the holidays and that your thoughts are on nice things, such as the good moments you spent with them. Memorials can speed the healing process by assisting individuals in grieving.

3. Talk To Someone Close To You

Don't be reluctant to request assistance or support from a friend. Seek a sympathetic ear or a companion on Christmas Eve. You could even invite a close friend to stay with you for a few nights if they agree.

At Willowbrook Cemetery, we are here to make things easier for you during this difficult time. Our team will help you select the ideal resting place for your dear one at our beautiful cemetery. 

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