If this is your first Christmas since you became a widow or widower, getting through the holidays can be difficult. What brought joy to the season in the past, may cause pain when you are grieving. There are no hard and fast rules, but there are suggestions from others who have been through it. I will post some of these suggestions from different sources over the next few weeks.
Number one is “Be kind to yourself”. Don’t push yourself to do things you did in the past if that’s not what you want to do this year. Have an honest conversation with your family about what you feel you can or cannot do. This will be helpful to all of you.