Coping with Grief Over the Holidays

By: Brian K. Daly
Thursday, November 14, 2019

When you lose a loved one, it can be tough for you to handle all the grief that you feel always. This grief gets compounded during the holidays, and you notice that everyone is happy and cheery around you.

However, you may be unable to come to terms with the loss. You may also find it even more challenging to cope with all the grief and sadness that you are feeling during the holidays. Here are some coping methods that you can try, which can help you manage this time in a better way:

  • Make it a point to visit your loved one’s gravesite and spend some time communicating with them. This will provide you a certain amount of solace and a sense of peace, which will help you heal and feel calmer.
     
  • You can create a memory table in your home and add your loved one's favorite books, personal items, etc. Create a beautiful arrangement and ask your close family members to add any special items that they like, to the memory table.
     
  • Traditions are what you make them. You may feel a lot of sorrow when you are trying to follow certain traditions that you did when your loved one was alive. You can try to overcome these emotions by creating a new tradition. It is an excellent way to keep your loved one's memory alive, and you can do anything that seems special to you. For instance, you can design a memory tree or even cook your loved one's favorite dish or play a song that they liked, during the holidays, and more.

There is no hard and fast rule as to what you can do to cope with grief over the holidays. Do anything that brings you some peace. If you want to know more about our services, contact us at Ocean County Cremation Service today. We’ll be happy to help.

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