Coping throughout the year.
Every year there are always a number of special events like birthdays, anniversaries, sports finals, weddings etc. Celebrating these milestones without a loved one can make these special days, which were once a very happy and exciting time, sad and the feeling of dread lingers over you as you approach them. As the new year is in full swing, try to think of these days as a chapter of your adventure through life. Take your loved one on the journey with you and let them guide you through it. By thinking like this, it will help you to look forward to these events and not dread them.
By enjoying yourself you are not forgetting the person, you are simply remembering them in a different way and you should not feel guilty for enjoying yourself!