Masked grief, relates to those situations where the griever has become so adept to suppressing their feelings of emotional pain, that they will tell you other stories and most of them will even avoid using the word grief.
When grief is new it can feel so overwhelmingly painful, lonely, and scary. You don’t want to suppress your grief or try to avoid it, and unfortunately there are no shortcuts.
As people age it’s not uncommon to experience multiple losses in life. While aging can bring about loss it can also bring strength and wisdom.
If your a griever the holidays may not feel the same for you, and it can all be a sad reminder or a past or recent loss. I offer some ideas to help you survive and come through the holiday experience in one piece.
Write something about yourself. No need to be fancy, just an overview.