Grieving before the loss

Introduction

People can react very differently to an approaching death or one that has just happened. Depending on your relationship with the person, you might feel a bit distracted or rocked to the core.

A death can bring many unwelcome changes. The life story you had imagined for yourself may be forever changed as you struggle to rebuild yourself, your plans, or even the meaning of your life.

This section discusses common challenges people experience before the death of someone they care about. It also suggests ways to get through these challenges.