All of the relatives who have contributed to this book have expressed their own stories in their own ways and from their different perspectives. Whilst these tales are enlightening, deeply personal and reflective, they are also distressing at times. These narratives also explore the ‘meaning of life’, in respect of themselves and their loved ones, in how their relationships and dynamics within the family change, and how this is inherent in all they do and how it impacts on their present day and future life.