grief is what happens when you know there will be a loss, but it has
not yet occurred. This is what happens when a loved one is dying, and
both the patient and their loved ones have time to prepare. Anticipatory
grief is both the easiest and the hardest kind of grief to experience.
It is marked by “stop and go” signals. With these losses, the
handwriting is on the wall... but it doesn’t make coping with it easier.