Beyond Tears: Living After Losing a Child

Beyond Tears: Living After Losing a Child

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by Ellen Mitchell
     
 

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Nine mothers who lost a child and met in a support group give comfort and direction to bereaved parents in a chorus of supportive voices.
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Nine mothers who lost a child and met in a support group give comfort and direction to bereaved parents in a chorus of supportive voices.

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Having lost a child, nine mothers met in a support group; now, under the direction of Newsday contributor Mitchell, they share what has helped them get up every morning and move through their grief. They discuss how relationships can be strained, why there simply is no answer to the question "why?", and what they do when a longtime acquaintance crosses the street to avoid talking to them. A chapter devoted to fathers reveals how they grieve differently than mothers. The thoughts and feelings related here are incredibly honest and courageous and would greatly assist any parent who has lost a child and feels alone. Highly recommended for all libraries. Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.

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ISBN-13:
9781429933551
Publisher:
St. Martin's Press
Publication date:
03/03/2009
Sold by:
Macmillan
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
208
Sales rank:
292,812
File size:
0 MB

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We are the closest of friends. We share the deepest intimacies of our lives. We wish we had never met.

In the weeks and months following the deaths of our children even as we were totally shrouded in grief, we somehow came to realize that if we were going to continue living…and some of us were not at all sure we wanted to continue living…we would need help.

Lorenza “When you lose a child you need someone who understands your pain, someone who has been there and knows you will never be the same.”

—from Beyond Tears

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