Be brave mention them sometimes it can lovely to chat about a lost one even if it is painful too.
Please try and remember that Christmas can be a time of sadness for some people so always be kind. You never know what people have been through or might be dealing with....
Sometimes we can all jump to the worst conclusion ever and then spend hours worrying about what-ifs and maybes? why don't you try not to do this today just deal with facts and see how it feels.
Try talking and listening today. Communicatoin can be the key to change