“The holidays can be a particularly tough time if you’ve lost someone,” says Dr. Phil. “I always encourage people to not pretend – or white-knuckle through holidays – and not talk about people who you’ve lost.”

On the other side, not everyone may know how to talk to someone who is grieving the loss of a loved one.

“If you’ve ever wondered, let me tell you – bring it up,” says Dr. Phil. “Even if it brings a tear to their eye – I promise you – they’re glad that you acknowledged it.”

If you’re grieving the loss of a loved one, or want to know how to talk to someone who is during this holiday season, watch The Bubble Over My Head above to learn more.

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