Your Rights as a Person in Grief o You have a right to remain silent.
o You have a right to cry, anytime and anywhere.
o You have a right to express you grief in ways that seem appropriate to you.
o You have a right to talk about your dead spouse/child/sibling/parent/friend as often as you would wish and on whatever occasions you wish to do so.
o You have a right to negotiate for time out from the usual schedules and obligations, so that you may honor your grief and heal.
o You have a right to complete your grieving in your own time and in your own way, without being subject to the "schedules ' and expectations of others.,
o You have a right to assert the centrality of the experience of grieving, within your own life and as it affects the lives of others. Jerusha Hull McCormack Health June 5, 2006
Working from the theory that "it takes one to know one," McCormack - widowed while her children were still young-writes a clear-eyed account of the many emotions and situations a grieving person may encounter.
She covers so much ground in such a little book that the reader could devour it quickly in hours or spend weeks reading it slowly, savoring each bit of wisdom.
Anyone who is grieving or anyone who knows a grieving person will find hope and support in this small book.
Publishers Weekly January 20, 2006