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A Reading List for the Grieving
It was months before I could read anything longer than a tweet, but when I did begin these books, I was disappointed. Where were the grief books that spoke the language of a year-old widow? The ones that validated my anxiety about the holiday season or explained how to deflect attention from strangers? I encountered zero books like this, so I wrote one myself. Each of the six nonfiction books below presents grief through a different lens, candidly sharing the thoughts, fears and grief behaviors that accompanied a particular loss. Seiden Jessica Kingsley Publishers, Through the survivor stories included in this book, we see the grief inherent to this type of loss.
Every product is independently selected by obsessive editors. Here, a selection of books about understanding grief and the grieving process. Processing grief can be a significant challenge to those directly experiencing loss and their loved ones. According to Dr. This leaves people feeling isolated and unsupported in their grief, at a time when they need people and support most. We consulted a group of grief-focused psychologists, social workers, and counselors to find the best books about grief and grieving that cover a range of experiences and relationships.
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Till We Meet Again, A children's book about death and grieving
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If my mother and I had a secret language, it was books. My mother had the perfect knack for slipping the perfect book into my hands at the perfect time. When I got my first period, I was entrusted with my own fat copy of Our Bodies, Ourselves , which I received like a diploma for graduating into womanhood. The books my mother gave me were lenses through which I looked at the world: a way to remember who I was in her eyes, and a guidebook to help me get where I wanted to go. When my mother unexpectedly passed away in May , I clearly remember wishing she could come back to life just for five minutes, so I could ask her what books to read to get me through this grief. Luckily, the community of writers I am grateful to consider as family swooped in, and sent me a lifeboat of books to comfort me during that first hard year.
Losing someone close to you — a family member , your partner, a best friend, anyone that had an impact on your life — is truly one of the most difficult things to go through. It's hard enough to face the grieving process and all too easy to hide away and ignore it all together. I've lost a few, incredibly loved, people in my life. I've also watched close friends lose loved ones , and the process is always painful, and never simple. After losing a best friend , I shut myself down and didn't do much but hide away in my room. It wasn't until months later that I finally picked up a book suggested by friends and family that I felt like I could stand on my own again. And even though it didn't heal every wound or solve my problems, it did help me gain the courage to try and understand my emotions.