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Why having trouble getting through the holiday season you're not alone but psychiatrists got to keep -- he joins us to give us some advice thank you for joining us this morning the pleasure.
So in the holidays it.
Especially happy time that especially this year can be a tough time for a lot of -- absolute so let's take a look at some of that.
-- -- -- -- -- -- So that you can talk about it my son passed away December 31 2009 at Felton nom that that Christmas that.
Had to stay strong for my grand kids this year as he gets closer to Christmas I can tell my emotions are gone.
I'm not happy that I'm nothing.
Will this feeling ever go away.
Well the answer is it's certainly can and you're already having feelings -- you miss your son.
And if you follow the love and you think yourself you know -- can still leave me.
We're -- getting this idea that that's not the case.
You -- not done with your life you still have challenges ahead of you.
And people who care about -- and don't go this along alone I always wonder what people aren't seeking -- a therapist.
Empathy is a tremendously powerful tool I have people come to me with horrific stories and -- them to me.
Helps them just that sitting with another human being -- And just talking about it it really matters is next ways from Mandy she says around this time of year I always feel a tremendous amount of guilt.
And it's even worse this year because of all the tragic events I worked very hard for the life I have.
They can't seem to shake this -- how can I get rid of it.
You know I think number one you remind yourself of exactly what you just said and go through it in other -- you worked very hard.
Write it down or tell someone else what you went through because then you may remind yourself that you really work in.
It in the trenches you know making what you've earned secondly charity.
Charity is -- a great feeling it's a wonderful thing to do this time of year.
Has this individual found somebody who's in need may be another family maybe it isn't the anonymous gift.
To -- big charity maybe it's another family that can make a big -- It's and finally this is from John and it was on FaceBook everything is so expensive and my -- stress is rubbing off on me even though I usually enjoy Christmas this year.
Is borderline miserable next year I'm going to start at Christmas signed in January -- -- people understood it.
That we don't want to you we want don't want any gifts and a card with family photos and we will do this.
Well look I.
Nobody's offended if they get a note saying.
This year when we're only exchanging gifts with the children.
So expect to get a card in the mail saying what we've donated for you to a charity or that we have donated -- need to know the amount.
And we expect the same from you or nothing.
You're not gonna have anybody kicking and screaming about that it is all about the kids man all right -- traveling thank MI has -- and Merry Christmas to you and you --
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