From the moment we have consciousness we experience loss and therefore the grief that follows. We feel loss and grief, varying in intensity and meaning, throughout our lifespan. When someone close to us dies grief can feel acute, and for some, insurmountable.
Christmas and New Year can be a time of of the year where our minds turn to the absence of people no longer walking alongside us, and grief can sometimes intensify. If this speaks to what you are thinking or feeling at the moment you may find it useful to read this thoughtful short article published a little earlier this year by Dr Karen Binder-Brynes exploring how we can navigate grief.