Inherent in the holiday season is an abundance of societal expectations for experiencing happiness and joy.

For those who are grief-stricken due to the loss of a loved one, feeling happy may not be realistic.

Holiday celebrations with family and friends that would previously have been anticipated with excitement may now be anticipated in a negative way, or possibly even avoided for fear of overwhelming negative emotions.

Read the full article on Laurie’s column at LifeCycles in the Communities at The Washington Times »

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