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Coping with grief and loss during the holidays
- By: Anthony Komaroff, MD,
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The family and togetherness greatly reduce the grief and sorrow. It is due to there are lot others to care and show their love. But when they had left at that time the lack of loved one resembles. The family holidays are the one in which we forgot our pains due to togetherness and enjoyment.
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As a elderly pensioner you tend to try and prepare your children, to make it easier for them. I try to emphasise remembering more with fondness and less grief!
The death of a loved one is very rarely easy to accept or understand even if expected, this is particulary difficult to take at Christmas time. It certainly helps to have friends and relatives around to share the burden. Not everyone is so fortunate to have this luxury.
social expression of loss” and, grief as the “internal experience of loss.” Grief may be experienced after many kinds of loss, such as death of loved one, relocation, serious illness, divorce, suicide, infertility. Some of the internal experiences of grief have been described as: anxiety, fear future loss, sadness, numbness, shock, loneliness, difficulty concentrating, anger, guilt, relief, insomnia, appetite loss, and fatigue. Each of these physical, emotional, and cognitive reactions is useful. They invite a person to adapt to the reality of their loss by slowing down. Yet, people typically try to avoid negative feelings by keeping busy and avoiding reminders of their loss.
Easier said than done!
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