Coping with the loss of a loved one can be difficult during the holidays. These are times when you are typically flooded with all the good memories you’ve had with the person you lost, making the impact of their absence even more devastating. While there is nothing time won’t be able to fix, you can always rely on some tips to make the coming holidays without your loved one easier on you.
- Don’t keep yourself from feeling whatever it is you need to feel
If you ever feel the need to ball your eyes out because of the pain, then go ahead and do it. Holding in all the pent up grief will only cause more pain and suffering, so it’s best to let it all out. Always remember that people cope with difficult situations in different ways and that you are simply expressing yourself the way you naturally do.
- Turn to your family and friends for support
Family and friends truly are the best company to have during the holidays. They make you feel safe, secure, and comfortable during this very difficult time in your life. While the pain from your loss may still be there, it will surely be abated by all the love and happiness you are surrounded with.
- Always be hopeful for the future
One of the best ways to move forward is to be hopeful for what the future holds. Your loved one may no longer be there with you, but the fact remains that he or she will forever be a part of your life; a part of your journey; and a part of who you are.