Coping with Christmas after loss

Coping with Christmas after loss

Christmas can be the coldest time of year for those who have lost a loved one. Carmen Bryce looks at how to get through the festive season when the last thing you might feel like doing is celebrating

For some of us this year, Christmas will be something to survive rather than celebrate. There might be an empty chair at the dinner table, and too much space underneath the Christmas tree.

We might want a quiet place to hide away until January 2, from the merriment that can feel like a mockery to our pain.We might feel numb and disorientated, as if we’re observing the festivities from behind a foggy window.

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