Grieving: A Beginner's Guide

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Darton Longman + Todd, 2005 - Bereavement - 136 pages
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'Chances are, if you are reading this, your heart is broken. This book is designed to help those in pain - and specifically those who have lost someone through death - to imagine the path before them. It is a path of suffering. But it is also a path that may lead to unexpected discoveries - and to peace.' There is no sure route through grieving. Jerusha Hull McCormack provides instead a series of signposts by which we may find our own path to a new life. 'We are all amateurs at grief' she writes, 'it comes to us all; we must all go through it. To treat grief as a problem to be fixed, or (worse still) to medicalize it, is to rob us of the extraordinary privilege of encountering this experience on our terms: for each of us has our own way of grieving, and each of us has something special to learn from the process.'

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User Review  - Lisse - Goodreads

One of my best friends from college recently died, so I picked up this book from the library. It's nothing ground breaking or new, but it was a nice little book to walk with me through this very hard ... Read full review

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This book thoroughly explains the process of grief. I found it very helpful and is definitely written for the person new to grieving. Read full review


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Jerusha Hull McCormack, having retired as a Senior Lecturer from University College, Dublin, has now taken up a position as Visiting Professor at Beijing Foreign Studies University.

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