Q. It’s been a few years since my husband died, yet I still dread the December holiday doldrums. I feel like a weight is pulling me down, even though I have an active life. Any words of wisdom?
The month of December, bringing Christmas and the New Year can hit hard even if your mate died quite a while ago. Yes, you’re a veteran of the experience. But that doesn’t mean you escape from memories and thorny issues at this time, no matter how well you’ve adjusted to widowhood. Here’s my philosophy plus some ideas that have worked for me and others I know:
This may be the first year since my husband died that I happily stay home, order in pizza and watch a TV marathon. It’ll be cold outside, and it seems like a wonderful idea. As for next year…we’ll see.
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Florence Isaacs is a freelance journalist,author — and a widow herself. Her books include My Deepest Sympathies, When the Man You Love Is Ill,What Do You Say When and Just a Note To Say...The Perfect Words for Every Occasion.
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Many reminders of happy times with all the Christmas decorations everywhere you look. I will deeply miss my wife this season as it was her favorite holiday, and avoid crowds and questions. I will try to focus on good memories from the past and try not to fear the (Holiday)
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