Imagining the Future
It’s OK to think about the future.
Pediatric psychologist and grief counselor Nancy Frumer Styron talks about how it is healthy and OK for parents to think about the future without their child and to want some of it to just be over. A mom tearfully shares that she is looking forward to spending more time alone with her other child and the unencumbered time.
There will be a sense of relief.
A mom caring for her daughter who is approaching end-of-life shares some of her darker thoughts about her child's life and seeking a sense of relief when it's over. "My entire life revolves around her care... and there will be a sense of relief when I can live a more normal life."