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Coping with Grief This Holiday Season

With the coming of the holidays, you and your family may be experiencing joy recalling years of wonderful memories — or the dread of facing this season differently than you have in the past.

If you’ve lost a loved one or experienced another tragedy this year, you may find the holidays to be a difficult time. They can be a time of sadness, pain, anger or dread. It can be difficult to cope, especially when you see the sights and sounds of holiday happiness all around you. The grief you’re experiencing can also magnify the stress that is often already a part of the holidays.

But there are some strategies that you can employ to help you get through this time. They include:

  • Offer Yourself Some Grace
  • Be Kind to Yourself
  • Ask For and Accept Help
  • Find Support
  • Make a Difference in Others’ Lives
  • Stop Making Comparisons with Others

Full details about each of these strategies can be found in this article from the VeryWellHealth.com website. It was written by Angela Morrow, a Registered Nurse.