Over a series of blogs titled ‘How to cope with Grief’, we will be offering helpful advice on coping with grief after the loss of a loved one, and ways you can keep their memory alive.
In this blog, we will be exploring how to deal with grief over the Christmas period.
Whether it's your first Christmas since the death of a loved one, or you lost someone many years ago, Christmas can be a particularly painful time. Fortunately, there are plenty of healthy coping mechanisms you can use to help navigate you through the festive period.
Coping with grief at Christmas time
Grieving the loss of a loved one is of course difficult all year round. However, there is no doubt that grief can feel much more intense at times when families and loved ones come together, such as Christmas.
In the weeks and days leading up to, and including Christmas, reminders of family celebrations and togetherness crop up everywhere. However, for those of you who are missing a loved one during this period, these reminders can become overwhelming, and make you feel even more lonely in your grief than usual.
Everyone grieves differently, and what works for some people, may not necessarily work for you. So, to help, we have compiled are a few different ways you can prepare for the Christmas period and cope with your grief over this time: