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“Merry,” “happy” and “joy” are in heavy rotation at this time of year, but the sentiment isn’t shared by everyone. During the holidays, those who have experienced loss might feel everything from a twinge of sadness to gut-wrenching grief…sometimes all on the same day.

What do you do when missing someone special changes family dynamics and beloved traditions? How do you help someone who is hurting? We’ve found these tips to be sound, with something for nearly everyone. 


Help for the Holidays


Tips for Coping With Grief Over the Holidays

How to Help a Grieving Loved One During the Holidays

And if you’ve found a way to cope with grief or to care for someone who’s suffering a loss, please share with us at We would love to share that insight and support with our community.