What You Can Do When a Parent, Relative or Friend is Dying?

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What You Can Do When a Parent, Relative or Friend is Dying?


This is probably one of the toughest things that life will throw at you. After your whole lifetime of living with and dealing with your parents, one day they may well be lying in front of you in a hospital bed about to die. This may well have already happened to you, it may not.


In those moments you will experience a rush of emotion.


Part of you may well feel guilty for the things that you did or didn’t do. Another part of you may well feel angry for the things that your parent did or didn’t do. You may feel scared, sad, lonely, confused and hurt all at once. This is common and after a lifetime of influence, your strong, nurturing, challenging, dominating (add and delete as applicable) parent is suddenly in front of you looking extremely vulnerable and you know that there is absolutely nothing that you can do to stop their inevitable and impending death.


What can you do when your parent, relative or friend is suddenly in this position?


On this morning’s walk I discuss my findings after witnessing this situation hundreds of times and helping patients and relatives through this…



Do you have any thoughts, sharings or opinions on this very sensitive topic. If so, I’d love to hear them below… 


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