A CAREGIVER'S GUIDE TO WHAT MATTERS

Aftermath

AFTERMATH: THE FIRST MONTHS

“Being there with him at that moment made me not afraid of death,” said Anne. “I could tell he was fine. And that helped me a lot.”

BREATHE

However you and the people closest to you mark this moment of finality – a last kiss or touch, a toast, a prayer, or with something more dramatic (Nancy’s stepmother flung herself across the body, wailing, while the daughter of a friend immediately began texting everyone she knew), or with quiet thanks for the life you shared with this person – this is a watershed time in your life.

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