Grief is what we experience when we’ve lost someone or something we treasured. But your parents are still very much present. So why do you find yourself crying over a nurse’s kind word, raging over a delayed email response, obsessing over the paint color for your mom’s new room? It’s called anticipatory grief, and it strikes at random, rendering usually rational adults into crazy, out-of-control versions of themselves.
In Saying Goodbye, Together, we’ll begin to understand the “why” behind reactions gone rogue, helping us make some sense of over-the-top behavior, give language to unrecognizable emotions, and extend mercy to ourselves and our families when hurting hearts act out.