About five years ago, I did a reading for an unmarried couple who had been a couple for a long time, living together in a harmonious, monogamous, committed relationship. Both in their 40’s, Suzanne was diagnosed with a type of leukemia just a few years into their relationship, and so their lives revolved around her cancer treatments and the emotional roller coaster of the leukemia moving in and out of remission. She and Michael faced her diagnosis and prognosis realistically, but focused their life on enjoying their time together.
And then one day, Michael was diagnosed with liver cancer and died a few weeks later.
Suzanne heard about me through a mutual friend, and called to schedule a reading. She was in shock from the suddenness of Michael’s passing, grief-stricken at the profoundness of the loss, and tormented by the feeling that there was a wrongness about it. She wasn’t sure what she hoped to get from the reading, but thought it was “worth a shot.”