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  • Writer's pictureLisa Friedman, LCSW INC

Navigating Loss During the Holidays

Updated: Nov 20, 2023


The holiday season, marked by joy and festivity, can be an emotionally challenging time for those grappling with grief and loss. Here are some tips to help navigate this difficult period:


1. Acknowledge Your Feelings: Allow yourself to feel the emotions that arise during the holidays without judgment.


2. Create New Traditions: Establishing new rituals or adapting existing ones can provide a sense of connection and remembrance.


3. Reach Out for Support: Share your thoughts and feelings with trusted friends or family members who can offer understanding and comfort.


4. Plan Ahead: Anticipate emotional triggers and plan activities that bring solace, such as a walk in nature or time spent with a supportive friend.


5. Honoring Memories: Celebrate the life of your loved one by incorporating their favorite traditions or creating a memorial space.


6. Self-Care: Prioritize self-care activities, including rest, relaxation, and engaging in activities that bring comfort.


7. Set Boundaries: Understand your limits and communicate them to others to ensure a balance between social engagements and personal time.



Remember, there's no one-size-fits-all approach to grief during the holidays. These tips can serve as a guide to help you navigate this challenging time with compassion and resilience.



*For proffesional support, call the therapists at: www.lisafriedmanlcsw.com or call us at: 954-741-1099

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