Scotconfused, we’re sorry to read about your sister-in-law’s recent diagnosis
and how you’re both feeling following this.
told a loved one has a terminal illness can evoke a range of emotions. This can
often lead to beginning the process of anticipatory grief, which can involve experiencing
the same emotions as grieving.
mention that you are finding it difficult to share words of comfort with your
husband at this early stage. People often tell us that there aren’t always the perfect
words to say, but having someone there for them, when they feel they need it,
can be invaluable and such a support. Please be kind to yourself as you try to
process all that is happening for your family.
Support Line is here for you and your husband if either of you would ever like
to talk with us about how you’re feeling. You can reach us on Freephone 0800
090 2309 or by replying to this message.
every family can react and cope with this news differently, sharing experiences
with others that may be going through a similar situation can be helpful. We
hope that other members of the community will respond with ways that they have
coped after receiving news of a loved one’s diagnosis.
– Support Line Team.