Chapter 1: Exploring feelings while living with a serious diagnosis

Guilt

I hope I can do better at staying in the present. This is not going to come around again.

Knowing that time is limited tends to make people reflect on the past. Sometimes this brings up regrets for past actions or things not done or said.

Sorting out what to express and what to let go is emotional work. Sometimes this means exploring thoughts and feelings in a deeper way. Below are three common examples of different ways the person who received the diagnosis or family members may feel guilty. Click on each one to read more.