Coping with a bereavement this Christmas

CopingwithbereavementatChristmasAs most of the Christian world starts preparing for the Christmas festivities, many families are dreading what is, their first Christmas without a significant family member.  If you are coping with a bereavement this Christmas, you probably feel like going to go to bed and waking up when it is all over.

Your emotions and dread are normal and natural, Christmas is after all, a holiday when families come together to celebrate.  Loss seems to be magnified at this time of year as so much emphasis is placed on family.

How you cope with your grief over the Christmas period will depend on your faith, attitude, and personal circumstances.  There are no magic tips that will take away the overbearing pain of your loss but there are tips that might help you in preparing for the Christmas season. [Read more…]