A widower’s guide to getting through your first solo Christmas

Lianna Champ writes a piece for Female First to celebrate the release of her new book How to Grieve Like a Champ.

You can be surrounded by family and friends and be the loneliest person in the world following the loss of your partner. Christmas can feel like an impossible hurdle as there are so many reminders that this is a time for celebration and of families coming together. The build-up can be intensely painful because it lasts so long. It isn’t that we feel the loss of our loved one more at this time, it just feels worse because there are reminders wherever we look. Everything has changed yet the world just carries on as normal.

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