It is not uncommon to experience fresh waves of grief as the seasons change. This can feel really confusing when the weather is warming up, the days are getting longer, and most people seem to be excited for the coming season.
While it seems counterintuitive, grief can feel even more difficult during the summer months because everyone else tends to be happier, more active, and enjoying all the traditions that come alive with the warmer weather.
It can be challenging to move into a new season of life knowing that you will no longer be able to share new experiences with the loved one you lost. Take time to pull out old memories and consider honoring them by practicing a tradition you used to share with your loved one. If your loved one got excited to garden each spring, consider bringing home a new plant to care for. If they loved the beach, you could gather some friends and loved ones for a special memorial trip.
Grief is unpredictable, and there’s no set time or path for moving through it. As much as we might wish it to be true, grief isn’t something you can move past in six months or a year. When you’ve lost someone integral to your life, it is important to adjust over time and allow yourself to deal with the loss in a way that helps you. If you or someone you know is struggling with grief, know that it is possible to grieve in a healthy way. This website is a great place to start if you're in need of support: http://go.pardot.com/e/803303/resources-/355q91/553184970?h=1CCbK5MZzmScER6UKAvrn26PxKtQkXtwzyKcTtIz7eM
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