Dr. Alan Wolfelt, http://www.centerforloss.com/, states that holidays are often difficult for anyone who has experienced the death of someone loved. Rather than being times of family togetherness, sharing and thanksgiving, holidays can bring feelings of sadness, loss and emptiness. He offers some helpful suggestions:
Talk about your grief
During the holiday season, don't be afraid to express your feelings of grief. Ignoring your grief won't make the pain go away and talking about it openly makes you feel better. Find caring friends and relatives who will listen -- without judging you. They will help make you feel understood.
Our Winter Grief Groups will begin in January. Contact Becky Andrews, LPC, FT, 801.259.3883 for more information.