Anticipatory Grief

We’ve talked about ambiguous grief. Now it’s time to talk about another kind of related grief: anticipatory grief.  Anticipatory grief is what we feel when someone is alive, but their death is impending and expected, like with terminal cancer patients. It might not be known exactly when the death will occur, but the upcoming death (more…)

More on Grief

Most people have likely heard, at one time or other, of Elizabeth Kubler-Ross’ five stages of grief: Denial Anger Bargaining Depression Acceptance That’s all well and good, but those stages don’t deal with varying types of grief. Types of grief? I had only thought grief was just grief, but it turns out there are categories (more…)