Coping With The Loss Of A Loved One During The Holidays

By: George Darte
Tuesday, December 15, 2020

The holiday season provides a pleasant break from everyday life. You can use the opportunity to spend some time with loved ones, enjoy life, and celebrate. Unfortunately, the season isn't always pleasant for grieving people. It can remind them of their loss and cause more anguish. At Darte Funeral Home, we have seen many people force themselves to participate in the festivities despite their grief. Here are some tips on how to cope with the season:

1. Be Kinder To Yourself

Everyone grieves differently and takes time to process the loss. You may not be ready to face the holiday season after the loss of a family member and that's alright. Accept the feelings of loss, pain, and anger instead of trying to suppress them. Don't feel guilty about enjoying some time with friends and family. It is important to be kind and know your own limits.

2. Say No

Some well-meaning friends may try to encourage participation as a way to distract you from grief. Consider the offer carefully and don't participate due to a sense of obligation. If you feel too overwhelmed and aren't ready to face the festivities, don't hesitate to say no. Most of your friends and family members will understand.

3. Take a Step Away

Isolating yourself during the holiday season isn't always a good idea but sometimes that's exactly what you need. Consider taking a long road-trip or stepping away from the holiday cheer. You can ask a friend or loved one to accompany you on the trip and spend some time away from familiar places.

If you want to know more about funeral services or need to book one, reach out to us at Darte Funeral Home. You can call (905) 937-4444 or use our contact form.

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