It’s not always easy to figure out the best way to help a friend who has lost a loved one.
Holiday time can be painful for children and teens after the loss of a loved one.
1. I need to be proactive and plan ahead: Studies show that those who experience the most difficulty with the holidays are those who have given little thought to the challenges they will encounter.
Almost everyone, when they are grieving, has one or more tasks or traditions that prove to be too difficult to handle or bear during this “festive” time.
From Harvard Health Publications and The Washington Post, 2008
Holidays, anniversaries, birthdays, and events that would otherwise be joyful can be especially hard on people who are grieving.
You may hurt, but you will survive. The holidays may be the worst of your grief time.
Choosing how or where to spend the holidays may be your biggest dilemma. There is no perfect solution.
Be kind to yourself. This is a time when it is important to take good care of yourself.
We know that during the Holidays those of us who are grieving the loss of a loved one can find this time to be particularly difficult.
The holidays can be a very difficult time for people who are grieving. You miss your loved one, especially during times of celebration and sharing.