Chapter 2: Coping with your guilt

Key ideas

  • Guilt and regrets are normal but sometimes very painful. They are also inevitable.
  • It is common to feel guilty about decisions you made when caring for the dying person.
  • People often feel guilty over things they could not control. This guilt is unreasonable.
  • Many people have unfair expectations of themselves while caring for the dying person.
  • Remember you went through a difficult time and did the best you could.