anticipatory grief symptoms

Coping With Anticipatory Grief Symptoms

This past week my sister-in-law’s mother died after spending 10 days in hospice. Prior to that, she had 7 months of at-home critical care knowing she would never get better, having been diagnosed with cancer.  My sister-in-law was the primary caregiver to her mother, spending 5 days a week at her side during the day while her other siblings stepped in during other times.

I saw the toll the anticipatory grief stages took on all the family members while awaiting her inevitable death. Depending on your loved one’s illness, you may suffer from anticipatory grief for a… Continue reading

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