Although few seem to mention it, not everyone experiences Christmas joy during the holiday season.
A story in The Compass, diocesan newspaper in Green Bay, Wis., highlights how the Christmas season can be a difficult time for those who have recently, or even not so recently, experienced the death of someone close to them.
During a seminar on coping with grief during Christmas a Catholic cemetery administrator noted that the holidays are “filled with reminders of loved ones gone before us.” He stressed the importance of taking time to grieve.
“Do not attempt to block or ignore it, as this is not healthy for you or others around you who are suffering as well,” he said.
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