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Coping with feelings of grief during the holidays
By CLIFTON H. ANDERSON Special to the C-I Grief is a healthy, human response to situations such as the death of a loved one; separation or divorce; injury or disability; loss of employment, property or pet; and even children leaving home, especially for the first time. Accepting your loss can help you live a happy, full life again. During holiday time, many people are dealing with loss and are often caught in a dilemma between the need to grieve and pressure to get into the spirit of the season.