For many, the holiday season is a time with family and friends, a time of hustle and bustle, and a beautiful time of year. For others, the holiday season accentuates the loneliness, emptiness, and loss that they carry with them. The feeling that holidays are meant to be spent with loved ones is typically imprinted on our minds from a young age, and can remind us of the passage of time. Since holidays are associated with being with those we love most, it's understandably difficult to cope when you have lost someone special. During the holiday season, it's natural to miss those loved ones even more than usual. Celebrating family togetherness will often magnify your loss. Acknowledging your feelings of grief is a way to soothe your pain.