I Wasn't Ready to Say Goodbye: Surviving, Coping and Healing After the Sudden Death of a Loved One
Now there is a hand to hold...
Each year about eight million Americans suffer the death of someone close to them. Now for thse who face the challenges of sudden death, there is a hand to hold, written by two women who have experienced sudden loss. This updated edition of the best-selling bereavement classic will touch, comfort, uplift and console. Authors Brook Noel and Pamela D. Blair, Ph.D. explore sudden death and offers a comforting hand to hold for those who are grieving the sudden death of a loved one.
Featured on ABC World News, Fox and Friends and many other shows, this book acts as a touchstone of sanity through difficult times. I Wasn't Ready to Say Goodbye covers such difficult topics as the first few weeks, suicide, death of a child, children and grief, funerals and rituals, physical effects, homicide and depression. New material covers the unique circumstances of loss, men and women's grieving styles, religion and faith, myths and misunderstandings, I Wasn't Ready to Say Goodbye reflects the shifting face of grief.
Tapping their personal histories and drawing on numerous interviews, authors Brook Noel and Pamela D. Blair, Ph.D, explore unexpected death and its role in the cycle of life. I Wasn't Ready to Say Goodbye provides survivors with a rock-steady anchor from which to weather the storm of pain and begin to rebuild their lives.
PRAISE FOR I WASN'T READY TO SAY GOODBYE
"I highly recommend this book, not only to the bereaved, but to friends and counselors as well."
"This book, by women who have done their homework on grief... can hold a hand and comfort a soul through grief 's wilderness. Oustanding references of where to see other help."
"Finally, you have found a friend who can not only explain what has just occurred, but can take you by the hand and lead you to a place of healing and personal growth. Whether you are dealing with the loss of a family member, a close personal associate or a friend, this guide can help you survive and cope, but even more importantly... heal."
"For those dealing with the loss of a loved one, or for those who want to help someone who is, this is a highly recommended read."
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Review: I Wasn't Ready to Say Goodbye: Surviving, Coping and Healing After the Sudden Death of a Loved OneUser Review - Jenn - Goodreads
I didn't get all the way through. It was too hard on me emotionally. The book is very well written and the parts I did read helped. It's a book you'd want to keep on hand and read the sections that are relevant to what you are feeling at the time. Read full review
Review: I Wasn't Ready to Say Goodbye: Surviving, Coping and Healing After the Sudden Death of a Loved OneUser Review - Susan - Goodreads
While I didn't find everything in this book helpful (thus the 4-star rating), I do recommend it to anyone who has experienced the sudden death of a loved one. There are other books that may be better ... Read full review
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