Coping With The Loss Of A Loved One During Holidays

By: Lietz-Fraze Funeral Home
Tuesday, December 15, 2020

Losing a loved one is never easy and their loss can feel especially potent during the holiday season. It is common for people to feel depressed and overwhelmed when faced with the festive cheer. At Lietz-Fraze Funeral Home & Crematory, we believe people should develop coping mechanisms for dealing with the season and come up with healthy ways to overcome their grief. Here are some recommendations that can help:

1. Accept Emotional Instability

Grieving individuals experience chaotic emotions, especially if their loss is still fresh. You will feel lost, angry, frustrated, and overwhelmed. The festive cheer can grate on your nerves, which can lead to an emotional outburst during a stressful situation. It is important to accept and process all kinds of emotions in a healthy manner. If you feel stifled by the environment, get some space, or take a break. A long drive with a friend can help you regain some equilibrium.

2. Create a Memorial

Plant a memorial tree, light candles in the deceased's name, or create a photo wall full of precious memories. These activities will ensure you feel the loved one's presence during the holidays and are focused on pleasant things like the happy times you spent with them. Memorials can help people grieve and aid in the healing process.

3. Speak With A Friend

Don't hesitate to ask a friend for some assistance or support. Find a shoulder to cry on or a buddy to spend Christmas Eve with. You can even ask your friend to stay over for a few days if they're willing.

If you want to know about our funeral and cremation services at Lietz-Fraze Funeral Home & Crematory, don't hesitate to reach out to us today. Our funeral director will be happy to help.

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