Are you suffering from anticipatory grief? 

When we think of grief we usually think of funerals and sympathy cards, however we can grieve for someone who is still alive.

It’s called Anticipatory Grief. We might not even realize how it’s affecting us as we interact with our aging parents.

Garrick Colwell is a Certified Grief Educator and co-creator of Kitchen Table Conversations. In an interview with Kim & Mike Barnes of Parenting Aging Parents, Garrick shares how to know if you’re suffering from anticipatory grief, what causes it, how it shows up, how it’s different from regular grief, why grief and mourning are not the same and how to cope.