4 Tips for Surviving the Holidays After the Loss of a Loved One

“Having experienced both, I’m still not sure which is harder: by death (because it’s final) or by choice (because that’s one heck of a choice, even if it is a healthy one).”

A friend recently asked me a question about the holidays.

It wasn’t your ordinary “What are you doing for Thanksgiving?” kind of inquiry. You see, this is her first holiday season spent estranged from her mother. And she reached out to me because I have barely exchanged words with my own mother in almost three years.

What my friend wanted to know was if my first holiday without my mother was hard.

That question deserved a layered answer…

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