When we lose someone, life is never the same. Holidays especially are never the same. The empty seat is a grim reminder of the loss every year. The first few years will be the most painful, while future years will ease in pain but still always remind. Traditions alter as well as time goes by and when certain family members are gone. Changing traditions and but keeping the fundamental values are important in these cases.
The article from “Whats Your Grief”, “Changing Holiday Traditions; Keeping Holiday Value” takes a closer look at traditions change and new ones emerge. The article states,
“After a loss, traditions big and small sometimes have to change. Part of coping with the hoidays as we grieve is planning for the traditions we will keep, those we will change, and those we will leave behind. This is hard in the best of years, and 2020 – a year of change, loss, distance, and isolation has changed our who, when, wheres, and hows more than ever.”
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