Coping with the Loss of a Loved One during the Holidays

By: James Donofrio
Thursday, December 16, 2021

It's never easy to lose a loved one, but the pain could become worse around the Christmas season. When confronted with holiday joy, many individuals feel gloomy and overwhelmed. Although it might seem like a monumental task to cope with your grief during this time, you can do certain things to cope with your grief.

Ways To Cope With The Loss

We at Blair Mazzarella Funeral Home believe that individuals need to build coping skills for the season and find healthy ways of overcoming their loss. These are a few suggestions that might help:

Recognize Your Emotional Uncertainty

Emotional turmoil can be felt by those who have just lost a loved one. You'll be sad, annoyed, and drained. An emotional outburst at an otherwise pleasant setting is possible due to the apparent festive joy. Accepting and healthily processing all emotions is essential. Get some fresh air or relax a bit if you're feeling confined. Friendship can help you get your bearings again.

Create A Small Memorial

Plant a memorial tree, light candles for the departed, or create a picture wall of beautiful memories to honor the deceased's life. Trying out these different activities will make sure that you feel the presence of your loved ones over the holidays and remind you of the good moments you shared with them. Memorials can help in the grieving process and speed the healing process.

Talk To A Friend.

Don't be hesitant to ask for help from a close friend. What you need is a shoulder to cry on to help you get through the holidays. You can even consider asking your friend to stay over for a few days if they're ok with it.

For any details about our customized funeral services or for professional assistance with preplanning your funeral, contact Blair Mazzarella Funeral Home. Our experienced and knowledgeable funeral director will help with all the information you need.

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