Anticipatory grief is the feeling many people live with when they are taking care of a loved one who is on the verge of passing away. This is very different from conventional grief that is felt after death because it happens in the limbo between maintaining hope for recovery and acknowledging the possibility of loss.
This article by Lyn Eldridge, MD, of Very Well Health, lists some ways that those in this difficult situation can cope. She writes:
Sacrificing to support another at the end of life is one of the most important things you will ever do. Just make sure not to sacrifice your own health and well-being along the way.
What are the ways you can help deal with anticipatory grief? Read the full article for more details.