The holidays are upon us again. As challenging as they can be for most people, they tend to be especially hard for those grieving the loss of a loved one. Yet, every year is different. Every holiday is different. People in grief may be experiencing more emotions and grief symptoms than usual or they may be experience fewer. It all depends. It is important not to assume that they want to do everything the way they did before their loved one died. On the other hand, it is possible that they want to keep some of those traditions. Make sure to ask them. Even if they do not know what they want to do, at least it will communicate that they have options.
Please remember this is one suggestion for how to help support those in grief for the holidays. Please feel free to review more of our tips here in our Blog section. And, always remember, you don’t have to journey alone…even as a supporter!