The Widower's Toolbox: Repairing Your Life After Losing Your Spouse by G. J. Schaefer, Paperback | Barnes & Noble
The Widower's Toolbox: Repairing Your Life After Losing Your Spouse

The Widower's Toolbox: Repairing Your Life After Losing Your Spouse

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by G. J. Schaefer
     
 

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The death of a spouse has a powerful impact on the widowed partner's life. However, there is a very distinct difference in the way males and females mourn the losses of loved ones. Most men work hard to keep their grief to themselves, maintain stoic emotional control and refrain from asking others for help.

The Widower's Toolbox: Repairing Your Life After

Overview

The death of a spouse has a powerful impact on the widowed partner's life. However, there is a very distinct difference in the way males and females mourn the losses of loved ones. Most men work hard to keep their grief to themselves, maintain stoic emotional control and refrain from asking others for help.

The Widower's Toolbox: Repairing Your Life After Losing Your Spouse is a compassionate guide that equips the nearly half-million widowers who lose their wives annually with the tools to deal effectively with their sorrow and tackle the important tasks and issues surrounding the deaths of spouses. Author Gerald J. Schaefer shares his own personal experiences recovering and nurturing two sons after living through, coping with and ultimately healing from the pain of losing his beloved wife. Schaefer and expert grief counselor Tom Bekkers provide a take-action approach, reaching out to men in mourning around the globe by presenting over forty activities to pilot widowers through the process of bereavement:

Picking Up the Pieces

Healing From Within

Giving Back to Others

Loving Again

This insightful, inspiring book channels men's grief into constructive tasks and supplies the tools that will enable bereaved husbands to recreate fulfilling lives.

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Library Journal
With the help of professional grief counselor Bekkers, Schaefer writes about his experience of losing his young wife to breast cancer. His aim is to ease the pain of men in similar situations; to accomplish this, he provides 41 activities, e.g., reach out to others and honor their spouse's memory. Since men are hesitant to pick up self-help books, this could be safely given as a gift or used by a social worker or religious counselor.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780882823454
Publisher:
New Horizon Press
Publication date:
05/18/2010
Pages:
224
Sales rank:
346,949
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 8.10(h) x 0.80(d)

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