Anticipatory Grief: A Guide to Impending Loss
Anticipatory Grief: A Guide to Impending LossAnticipatory Grief: A Guide to Impending LossAnticipatory Grief: A Guide to Impending LossAnticipatory Grief: A Guide to Impending Loss

Anticipatory Grief: A Guide to Impending Loss


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One of the myths about grief— perhaps the most pervasive myth—is that grief only follows a death. A reality that is rarely talked about, except among researchers and clinicians, is that grief can begin long before death arrives. It can start as soon as we become aware that death is a likelihood. Once death is on the horizon, even as a possibility, it is natural that we begin to grieve.

The goal of this booklet is to offer you a jumping-off point by outlining the concepts that we, the authors, feel are the most important for you to know as you navigate the complex and overwhelming world of caregiving and anticipatory grief.

Topics covered in, Anticipatory Grief, include…

  • General truths about grief
  • Understanding anticipatory grief
  • Grieving during a loved one’s illness
  • Caregiver burnout
  • Coping during a loved one’s illness
  • Coping after a death

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  1. :

    Just realised how much I have underestimated how much this kind of grief has an effect on me.

  2. :

    My husband of 47 years passed away after an 18 month battle with Mesothelioma. To watch him go through this was heartbreaking.

    I think I grieved from the day he was given his prognosis. I tried to stay positive for him but spent many nights getting up and cry and gaze at the computer for what seemed like hours while he was sleeping.
    We had a fabulous marriage and were just 4 years into our retirement, it seemed so unfair.

    Since his death in January I have coped better than I expected and I am sleeping better, eating okay and doing what I need to do . Of course I miss him terribly and have a weep in the evening at times but I am coping, I can laugh with my family when we reminisce

    Some have told me that I will probably crash and grieve “properly”. This makes me question myself as to whether I am “normal” and also frightens me as I don’t want to go backwards.

    I have been told by a grief counsellor that there is no right or wrong way to grieve and this article has reinforced it for me.

    it gives me hope that it is possible to carry on getting stronger and let my children see I am doing okay and we can do what their Dad would want “remember him with a smile”.

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