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Coping with your feelings

Simply talking about your feelings can be really helpful. It sounds easy but it can be difficult to get the conversation started especially if the person you most want to talk to is very close to you. Here are some tips to consider:

  • There is no right or wrong way to talk about dying and how you feel about it
  • Choose the right time – no one wants to talk about difficult issues if they are rushed
  • Choose the right place – go with what feels comfortable for you whether this is while out for a walk, in a café, in the corner of a crowded room or quietly at home
  • Be honest about how you feel – you don’t need to pretend to be cheerful when you’re not



Take a look at the Dying Matters website were you will find lots of helpful hints and advice about talking about dying.

Dying Matters

End of Life Care
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