Jump to content

Anticipatory Grief and Mourning

Extended illness, disability, severe accidental injury, a terminal diagnosis, or the aging and decline of an elderly family member can produce anticipatory grief. We are reacting and continually adapting not only to an expected loss, but to all the losses -- past, present, and future -- we encounter in that experience. These cumulative losses can shatter our assumptive world, cause us great confusion and challenge our most basic spiritual and philosophical beliefs. The resulting grief can affect us physically, emotionally, cognitively, socially and spiritually. Here we will comfort and support one another as we identify, confront and mourn these many losses.

186 topics in this forum

    • 321 replies
    • 12,769 views
  1. It Never Ends

    • 148 replies
    • 5,485 views
  2. I Need To Put This Somewhere

    • 88 replies
    • 3,969 views
    • 70 replies
    • 5,563 views
    • 59 replies
    • 7,127 views
  3. Please Pray

    • 51 replies
    • 3,183 views
  4. My Dog Chelsea

    • 48 replies
    • 8,519 views
  5. Sister Not Doing Well

    • 40 replies
    • 2,227 views
  6. Long Story.......

    • 38 replies
    • 2,912 views
    • 33 replies
    • 2,165 views
    • 27 replies
    • 1,122 views
  7. We Got Married

    • 24 replies
    • 2,199 views
    • 23 replies
    • 1,934 views
    • 23 replies
    • 1,451 views
    • 23 replies
    • 766 views
  8. Shocking News

    • 22 replies
    • 1,421 views
    • 22 replies
    • 1,144 views
    • 21 replies
    • 1,474 views
    • 20 replies
    • 827 views
  9. My Future

    • 20 replies
    • 4,404 views
    • 20 replies
    • 2,047 views
  10. Hello My Dear Friends

    • 19 replies
    • 1,884 views
    • 19 replies
    • 2,503 views
    • 19 replies
    • 752 views
×