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    10/10/2015  05:14

    Just found out my partner has few weeks left, he will be going into a hospice early next week.. everything is moving too fast and i feel lost and helpless

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    13/10/2015  12:57

    Hi Shirls,

    Finding out your loved one won’t be with you for long is naturally distressing and hard to cope with, it is completely normal for you to feel that things are moving too fast. You are likely to feel many different emotions, which may fluctuate quickly and at some points you may experience several feelings at once.

     Talking to people about what you are feeling and how you are coping can help you to start to process the information and to feel more in control of the situation. We have some ways to help you cope here

    If you’re able to, try to take some time to care for yourself as well as being there for your partner. Again we have lots of information on the website under the banner of being there for someone with a terminal illness which may help to guide you through some of the challenges you may well face.

    If you feel that you need to speak to somebody you could always call myself or one of my colleagues on Marie Curie Support Line. We are here to listen and available Monday-Friday from 09:00am to 17:00 pm on 0800 090 2309.

    Hope this helps,

    Brigette


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