The festive season can be a really tough time when you’ve lost a loved one. While everyone else is celebrating, you may be missing that special person more than ever. What are you planning to do to get through the Christmas period this year? Do you have any tips or ideas on how to cope? Post a reply to share them with the community.
Here are some ideas that people have found helpful in the past:
- Find ways to celebrate their life: you could ‘raise a glass’, light a candle, or share favourite memories.
- Don’t feel obliged to join in with the celebrations - it’s ok to simplify plans and only commit to things you want to do.
- If your old traditions and rituals seem too sad this year, you might choose to do something very different or spend Christmas somewhere else.