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Christmas without a loved one.

Posted by Trevor Downer on Wednesday, January 16, 2013, In : Help through grief. 

Christmas without a loved one.

Hello Friend. All family holiday times remind us of those loved ones that we have lost and the first Christmas is often harder than at other times.

Memories of past Christmases stay in your memory for ever, and, I believe, that's how we want it to be, but pain and sadn...

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Prepare to Make it Through Christmas.

Posted by Trevor Downer on Thursday, November 4, 2010, In : Help through grief. 
"With the holidays fast approaching, I think about last Christmas.

Last year was the first Christmas without my sister.  Personally, I felt like skipping over the entire season.  I knew in my heart that others were depending on me to help make the holidays bearable, so I helped.

I did ask less of myself though.  I did most of my shopping on line. When I did go out to the malls I was surrounded by happy, laughing people and I felt very alone. I didn’t feel like laughing and being happy. I ...

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Like many many others I have experienced the loss of a loved one, (see "My Story). I believe that those who will lose a loved one in the future could be helped in their grieving if they knew a little of what to expect. Whilst there will be grieving, some of the effects will be "normal" although alien to the bereaved at the time. To know in advance that many of the ways that you feel and the things that you do are the same as many others may be a great help. Please do not hesitate to contact me via the email link on this page.
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