End of Life/Bereavement
There will come a time for each of us when illness, death and loss will affect our lives. We are never really prepared and it may shake the foundation from which we live. Life will never be the same. No one should be alone.
End of Life
End of life comes to each of us. It is likely to be your biggest challenge. You are saying goodbye and is not easy. Your connections to people, thngs and self are changed. Some people hope to find meaning from their lives, resolve, heal or repair something inside themselves or with another, redefine what’s important or make peace. Some people just need to talk and tell their story. Others want an accepting presence.
“Death ends a life, not a relationship” – Robert Andersen, Playwritght
Grief is a normal response to loss. There is no right way to grieve. Each relationship is unique and each response to loss is unique. Some people feel overwhelmed, others numb. There may be a deep sadness, guilt, anxiety, fear and even anger. It can disturb sleep, appetite and general functioning. When unresolved conflicts with the deceased exist, internal conflicts may persist. Some people do not know how to go on. Knowing we can mourn and go on is grief’s challenge. With time, patience, compassion, and when necessary help, this will happen.