I'm writing about a topic here that I've covered in interviews, articles and in this newsletter. Managing grief over the holidays.
As Father's Day approaches, I'm thinking a lot about two men who were important in my life...my dad and my husband.
Both are now gone and I'm thinking about how I'll be feeling this weekend.
As with Valentine's Day, Mother's Day, Christmas and my birthday - this last one especially since Adam and I shared the same birthday - these days can bring many complicated emotions across a family.
But as time has moved forward, I've learned to cope with these special days much better. Here are some tips:
Days like Father's Day can also bring an opportunity for others to show a little extra love towards a person who is experiencing new grief. They can:
If you're dreading this upcoming Father's Day, I hope that you'll take some time for yourself and do what feels right to you. Some self-care can go a long way.
Sending you a big hug,