Coping with Grief over the Holidays

By: Graeme Hogle
Thursday, December 16, 2021

The holiday season is a time of celebration, happiness, and togetherness. It's the time to reconnect with family and friends, exchanging memories over tasty meals. Regrettably, this season may be difficult for those who have just lost a loved one. It can make them painfully aware of their absence and intensify their sorrow.

Steps To Cope With Grief

At Cremation Care Centre, we understand how painful grief can be around the holidays and urge you to consider the following ideas.

1. Plan In Advance

There is nothing wrong with simply disregarding the Christmas season, particularly if you find it stressful. You can escape the noise, celebrations, and joy by taking a leisure vacation or a long drive. You can ask a friend or a relative if they're willing to accompany you and arrange things accordingly. Avoiding familiar surroundings will also help the mourning process.

2. Exercise Control Over What You Can

It's practically impossible to ignore Christmas music, holiday lights, joyful greetings, and other festive reminders throughout the holiday season. Concentrate on what you can control and take steps to avoid exposure in other areas. For instance, if you're not up for gift exchanges or workplace parties, respectfully refuse the offer. The majority of people will understand your hesitancy and allow you some breathing room.

3. Establish Boundaries

Do not be afraid to establish limitations on your level of participation. Some bereaved folks like to spend time with their friends or relatives over the Christmas season. Attending a few dinner parties will allow you to avoid more noisy occasions. Notify folks in advance if you are unable to attend.

For more information about our services, call Cremation Care Centre at 416-255-0035. You can also use this online form, and one of our experts will contact you shortly to answer your questions and clear doubts that you may have about cremation and disposing of the ashes.

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