Coping with Christmas

19 Dec

Christmas can be unbearably difficult when a child has died. While others are busy preparing and celebrating, for families who are grieving, the time can be associated with feelings of sadness and isolation.

Especially in the early years of bereavement, families may wonder how they will survive their grief and face a new year. Not surprisingly, it is normal for parents to feel they just want to ’cancel’ Christmas. If this is your first year, it may be an especially confusing time.

For ideas that might help and support bereaved parents as they prepare for the holiday season, the LauraLynn Bereavement Committee recommends reading Bereaved Parents Coping with Christmas. Read here.

This resource has been published by the UK charity, The Compassionate Friends.

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