Managing difficult situations

Introduction

The grief expert says
Fred Nelson, social worker, explains how certain events can trigger grief.(3:22)Video transcript

I used to enjoy going out and buying gifts for the holidays. Now I can’t even start a shopping list. I am overwhelmed with feelings and I’m just exhausted.

Your life will go through many changes after the death of someone important to you. Situations that were once easy to manage might now be challenging.

Coping with difficult situations can drain your energy while you are grieving. There are some everyday activities that may help you manage these occasions and cope with your grief.

Certain situations can trigger waves of strong feelings such as emptiness or anxiety. This section will suggest skills to build your confidence to face these moments.