After the Darkest Hour the Sun Will Shine Again: A Parent's Guide to Coping With the Loss of a Child

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After Elizabeth Mehren lost her daughter, she set out to write the book she most needed: one that would offer solace, support, and inspiration. Telling her own story and the stories of other bereaved parents - contemporary and historical - she discovered that this worst grief of all never ends but that if you're open to it, it can transform itself. Above all, it is a journey. After the Darkest Hour is both a guide and a meditation. The author takes us through the process of grieving, from the effects of a child's...
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Overview

After Elizabeth Mehren lost her daughter, she set out to write the book she most needed: one that would offer solace, support, and inspiration. Telling her own story and the stories of other bereaved parents - contemporary and historical - she discovered that this worst grief of all never ends but that if you're open to it, it can transform itself. Above all, it is a journey. After the Darkest Hour is both a guide and a meditation. The author takes us through the process of grieving, from the effects of a child's death on the parents' marriage to what to say when someone asks, "Do you have children?" This book also offers valuable advice for the friends and relatives of bereaved parents.

This inspiring guide to coping with the loss of a child combines the author's own story with the experiences and wisdom of others who have gone through this tragedy. 160 pp.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780684811703
  • Publisher: Touchstone
  • Publication date: 4/28/1997
  • Series: Fireside Book Series
  • Edition description: Original
  • Pages: 192
  • Sales rank: 957,016
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 6.70 (h) x 0.60 (d)

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  • Posted December 17, 2009

    A hard title to remember, but worth the read

    This book has provided comfort to me when no other could. Many books about the death of a child are geared towards parents and others who knew the child. Although my son lived 15 months, I knew practically nothing about him, so remembering things he enjoyed wasn't easy. Definitely a book worth reading.

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