Coping With Loss of a Loved One During the Holiday Season

By: Brian K. Daly
Monday, December 11, 2017

There’s no one way to cope with the loss of a loved one and there’s no strict timeline to follow. The grief won’t just vanish six months or a year after you experience the loss. The loss of a loved and the pain associated with it can linger for years and even small incidents or memories can bring the pain back to the forefront, especially during the holiday season. Here are some suggestions that can help make the holiday season more bearable:

1. Spend time with people disconnected with the loss

Spending time with people who have suffered the same loss can help you heal but it can also prove to be a burden sometimes. Grief is a personal process and sometimes you need support from people who don’t need similar support during your grieving period. Spend time with friends and partners who haven’t experienced the loss and can focus on support you. This can be very helpful during the holiday season.

2. Take a trip away from familiar surroundings

Your home and your city can serve as a constant reminder of your loss and that can be overwhelming, especially when these surroundings are marked with holiday cheer. It’s a good idea to take a trip away from the familiar surroundings and explore new places. For example, if you live in temperate areas that have never seen snow, travel north to regions with snow to experience the winter in its true glory. This can help you make new memories associated with the holiday time. You can also ask your friends or loved ones to accompany you.

If you want to know more about the grieving process or want to arrange for a funeral service, contact us at Ocean County Cremation Service today. We’ll be happy to help. 

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