Grief during the Holidays: Ways to Cope

“Happy Holidays!” is a greeting we hear often at this time of year – but if you’re mourning the loss of a loved one, the holiday season may be anything but happy for you. Perhaps there is no time of the year when we are more aware of the empty space our loved one has left behind than during the busy holiday season. Holidays can create feelings of dread and anxiety in those of us who are bereaved. The clichéd images of family togetherness and the often unrealistic expectations of… Read on.