Anticipatory grief is a type that I feel like people don’t—and really almost can’t—understand until and unless they go through it. It’s a type of grief that stays with us for a REALLY long time, as the anticipatory grief is happening but also even after the loss actually happens.
Anticipatory grief is a grief I know very well, and it’s a kind that many, many people have and will experience—particularly if there’s a prolonged illness or watching a decline in some way. But it often isn’t talked about or acknowledged nearly enough in terms of how difficult it is. How profound and deep the effects of it can be. Sometimes we don’t even realize we’re going through it!
Your gain today is to gain a better understanding of what anticipatory grief is, the effects it can have on a griever, and how to cope with it.
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