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Coping With Grief Over The Holidays

Published: December 15, 2020
by Franklin Rainear Jr.

Grief can be difficult to deal with during ordinary days but it can be even more burdensome during festive seasons. The holiday cheer can make the pain feel more potent and overwhelming, especially if your loved one has passed away recently. At Franklin H. Rainear, Jr., Affordable Funeral Service & Cremation, LLC, we always try to support clients and have seen just how difficult the grieving process can be. Here's a look at some tips on how to handle the situation:

1. Set Boundaries

Well-meaning relatives may want to drag you to dinners or parties as a distraction. Don't hesitate to participate in the celebrations if you feel up to it but avoid doing it out of obligation. Set boundaries and let people know if you can't handle holiday celebrations. Your loved ones will understand and won't be offended if you miss a few family dinners.

2. Create A New Ritual

Rituals can help people heal and develop a new lifestyle that can compensate for the absence of a loved one. For example, you can light a candle in their honor or plant a memorial tree during the holiday season.

3. Take A Trip Away From Home

It can be difficult to live in a home you shared with a deceased individual during the holiday season. Avoid loneliness and a sense of overwhelming grief by taking a trip away from a familiar environment. You can go on a road trip, visit a friend, or even go hiking instead of staying in the same place. Ask a friend or family member to accompany you if needed. 

If you want some help and assistance for arranging funerals for yourself or departed loved ones, don't hesitate to get in touch with us at Franklin H. Rainear, Jr., Affordable Funeral Service & Cremation, LLC through our website or call (888) 213-4090.

 

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