If you want to be alone, do it. Or attend an intimate affair with close friends and family who understand what you are going through. Be careful going to a large party or outing as the atmosphere of gaiety and revelry can be overwhelming to an ailing spirit. If you do go, take your own car so you can leave whenever you would like to.
Some other things you can do include:
- Invite friends or family over to watch upbeat movies. Comedies to make you laugh.
- Pull out the board games or cards and enjoy a night of gaming with your kids or friends.
- Coordinate a dinner with friends where you move from house to house or restaurant to
- Reflect on the time you had with your loved one and cherish the gift they brought to your life
- Toast to loved ones who are gone but close in heart.
- Remember that your loved one would want you to be happy and surrounded by friends and family.
- Formulate a plan of how to move forward on your journey to recovery in the new year.
The center has new support groups beginning this month, please contact us if you are interested in attending one.
Being around others facing similar feelings is very healing.