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by Earl A. Grollman

When someone you love dies, Earl Grollman writes, "there is no way to predict how you will feel. The reactions of grief are not like recipes, with given ingredients, and certain results. . . . Grief is universal. At the same time it is extremely personal. Heal in your own way."If you are grieving, Living When a Loved One Has Died can help. This gentle, reassuring book explains the bewildering feelings that arise after a loved one's death and helps you honestly confront your loss. While the journey through grief is neither straightforward nor simple, Living When a Loved One Has Died will be an invaluable companion as you sort through your feelings, take steps toward healing, and begin to build a new life.
Download Living When a Loved One Has Died: Revised Edition epub
ISBN: 0807027243
ISBN13: 978-0807027240
Category: Education
Subcategory: Schools & Teaching
Author: Earl A. Grollman
Language: English
Publisher: Beacon Press; 1st US Ed edition (October 28, 1997)
Pages: 112 pages
ePUB size: 1605 kb
FB2 size: 1171 kb
Rating: 4.1
Votes: 149
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This book looks like an easy read when flipping through the pages however, to stop and read it, it goes so much deeper. For obvious reasons, I am reading this book after losing someone to a very sudden death, my teenage daughter. As a parent that has lost a child, we search for anything that can offer comfort or peace of mind. This book was suggested to me by my son's baseball coach's mom. She lost a son years earlier and could spot a grieving parent from a mile away. I'm so happy she did.
I was given this book when my mom sister passed. I scanned it. Then a month later my mom died, I read it. It helped my grieve when I couldn't, it assisted me in putting things in perspective, and above all it made me feel that I wasn't alone. I have referred to it periodically over the past year when "the feeling" comes over me. When my friend's father passed recently I purchased a copy for her and she couldn't thank me enough. It is a most thoughtful gift to someone who is mourning. Forget the sympathy card because it's just another bunch of the same words over and over again. Get this book, give this book instead.
Thumbing through this book, you might think it doesn't look like much but you'd be wrong. This style is not meant for rushing through; take time and pause between statements, really let the message sink it. There is no doubt when grieving so many of the words will relate to you, deep down. Re-read the portions that relate to you at the specific time of your grief.
This book was an absolute God-send for me. Mr. Grollman is brilliant for understanding that wading through a bazillion unnecessary words is impossible when one is in the throws of grief. After the loss of my father, I could hardly function; and the gift of a book was quite intimidating...until I picked it up and started to read. He is definitely a bottom-liner - he quickly gets to the meat of each emotion we experience when grieving. I used the space around his statements for making notes relating to the topic of the page. I honestly don't think I could've healed as thoroughly without this book, and I will be eternally thankful for Mr. Grollman and the friend who brought me this book. I highly recommend it to anyone going through the loss of a beloved, and have given it to many friends in need of a glimmer of light at the end of a very long and very dark tunnel.
One of the best books on death and grieving. My mother and I are hospice volunteers, and over our combined forty years we've probably given away close to a thousand copies of this book - we generally keep several copies stashed around, because you just never know when It might be needed. I grab good used copies whenever I can find them...
Giving this book to someone who has lost a loved one is one of the best things you can do for them. It kept a friend from losing his job when he showed his manager that what he was suffering from were the effects of bereavement.
I had first come upon this book many years ago when my fiance died. At the time I was reading everything ever written about dying. This book made the most sense of all I had read. Over the years, I find myself still going back to it and its sage wisdom. Whenever a friend (or sometimes an acquaintance)loses someone important to them, I give them a copy of this book. At first skeptical that there is a way to assauge their pain, they soon become converts and find as much help as I did. The more often this slim book is read, the more comfort it provides. Although it is written by a rabbi, it is of value to people of all faiths.
I highly recommend it.
One of my favorite books about grief. I have several copies and loan them to congregants often. It is an easy read with short poems and thoughts. There is something for everyone in this book of healing.