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Rev. Chaz Wesley
Rev. Chaz Wesley
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Caring for the Caregiver
Thursday, March 16, 2017
When caring for someone who is chronically ill or dying, we may start to grieve that person long before their physical death. Often, we grieve the loss of the person’s “former self.” Primary caregivers often experience exhaustion, regret, or even guilt or shame for “wishing it were over." It is important to recognize these feelings as normal. Ultimately, anticipatory grief is a way of allowing us to prepare emotionally for the inevitable. 

On today’s journey From Grief to Grace, host Chaz Wesley shares thoughts and coping skills for caregivers and the anticipatory grief reactions of the physical, emotional, and spiritual nature that occurs before an impending loss.