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Coping With Anticipatory Grief

  • Though anticipatory grief is a normal emotional process, if there is any difficulty in coping, one can seek the help of mental health professionals.
  • Expressing oneself and letting out one’s emotions is extremely important, and it is dangerous to bottle them up.
  • If you feel like letting go, make sure you continue to love the loved one, before and after the death, keeping the memory alive.

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Anticipatory grief is a chance of closure and personal growth which comes at the end of life. It is a chance to reconcile differences and heal the heart with forgiveness.

  • Sadness and tearfulness, often triggered by any outside input.
  • Fear of death and the loss, along with the life changes that may accompany the loss.
  • Feeling of loneliness, as the person feeling anticipatory grief is unable to express it.
  • Anger, both in the person d...

Grief involves anger and loss of emotional control, often a state of confusion.

Conventional grief, the kind of grief that occurs after the loss of a loved one, or even loss of one’s dreams, is commonly discussed and understood.

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