For more than fifty years Good Grief has helped millions of readers, including NFL players and a former first lady, find comfort and rediscover hope after loss. This classic text includes a foreword by Dr. Timothy Johnson, a leading communicator of medical health care information. An afterword by the author's daughters tells how the book came to be.
Good Grief identifies ten stages of griefshock, emotion, depression, physical distress, panic, guilt, anger, resistance, hope, and acceptancebut, recognizing that grief is complex and deeply personal, defines no "right" way to grieve.
Good Grief offers valuable insights on the emotional and physical responses persons may experience during the natural process of grieving. Reflection questions help readers explore their own experience with each stage.
Whether mourning the death of a loved one, the end of a marriage, the loss of a job, or other difficult life changes, Good Grief is a proven steady companion in times of loss.
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Table of ContentsStage One
We Are in a State of Shock
We Express Emotion
We Feel Depressed and Very Lonely
We May Experience Physical Symptoms of Distress
We May Become Panicky
We Feel a Sense of Guilt about the Loss
We Are Filled with Anger and Resentment
We Resist Returning
Gradually Hope Comes Through
We Struggle to Affirm Reality