CHRONIC/ TERMINAL ILLNESS
Having a member of the family who has a chronic or terminal illness can be a painful event for a family. Sometimes it feels like you're just in limbo waiting for something bad to happen. It feels awful to just want the suffering to go away, but not wanting to lose your family member. It's physically, emotionally, and spiritually exhausting for everyone. The person with the illness feels isolated, and it can be hard on everyone when all the typical "norms and rules" of families are thrown out of the window.