Good article about the mixture of joy of the holidays and grief of past loss. It is very common for these two emotions to interwine during the holidays as one finds joy but also sadness if memory of lost loved ones. The intensity can vary as well depending on how fresh the wound is.
“It’s a time of tradition, tasty treats, and holiday cheer. But for people mourning the loss of a loved one, the time between Thanksgiving and Christmas — the fabled “most wonderful time of the year” — is often anything but. Grief around the holidays can be the most difficult grief of all.”
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