Whether it occurs with a slow decline or a sudden ending, there is the inescapable loss of a promise—and of a dream.
There is the loss of a partner.
Loss of a way of life.
There are changes—of financial status, of address (for some), of identity, of friends.
How will you grieve and move on?
Will you seize the opportunity to reinvent yourself?
What will your new identity be?
There are new discoveries to be made. What do you like/dislike?
How do you want to live your new life?