By Kenneth Doka
“Frank died in August. Why do I feel so bad now?”
The only thing truly predictable about grief is its unpredictability. Our feelings are a roller coaster – sometimes up, other times down. It may be months before we experience the full force of our loss. Immediately after a death, we may still be in shock. We are enveloped in support. We have so much we have to do – papers that have to be found and processed, legal affairs to attend to. All of this diverts us from our grief.
Do the holidays make you feel uneasy? They are fast approaching. If you're dreading them due to the loss of someone you love, know that your feelings are normal and you are not alone. Read on for tips on how to get through these days.
The holiday season, especially the first one after the loss of a loved one, can be a very difficult time. We hope our Grief in the Holidays presentation will give you some helpful tools to get through this holiday season.