Special occasions—whether annual events steeped in tradition or once-in-a-lifetime milestones—can look and feel very different when your loved ones aren’t nearby to celebrate in person with you. There are simple ways to revise how your special moments can still feel special.
Grief. It isn’t something our culture talks much about; it isn’t something our culture tends to be comfortable with. When others are grieving, we might feel uncertain—wanting to help, but not clear on how to support them in the ways that they might need. And when we ourselves are grieving, we tend not to share what’s happening—afraid that telling others about what’s on our hearts will somehow be a burden to them.