How to Go on Living when Someone You Love Dies

How to Go on Living when Someone You Love Dies

by Therese A. Rando


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How to Go on Living when Someone You Love Dies by Therese A. Rando

An inspiring guide to help you through the mourning process. 

Mourning the death of a loved one is a process all of us will go through at one time or another. But wherever the death is sudden or anticipated, few of us are prepared for it or for the grief it brings. There is no right or wrong way to grieve;  each person's response to loss will be different. Now, in this compassionate, comprehensive guide, Therese A. Rando, Ph.D., bereavement specialist and  author of Loss And Anticipatory Grief, leads you gently through the painful but necessary process of grieving and helps you find the best way for yourself.

Whether  the death was sudden of expected, from accident, illness, suicide, homicide, or natural causes, Dr. Rando will help you learn  to:

Understand and resolve your grief.
Talk to children about death.
Resolve unfinished business.
Take care of yourself.
Accept the help  and support of others.
Get through  holidays and other difficult times of the year.
Plan funerals and personal bereavement rituals.

How To Go On  Living With Someone You Love Dies also includes a comprehensive resource listing and a  chapter on finding professional help and support groups.

There is no way around the pain of loss, but there is a way through it. Dr.  Rando offers the solace, comfort, and guidance to help you accept your loss and move into your new life without forgetting your treasured  past.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780553352696
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Publication date: 07/28/1991
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 352
Sales rank: 77,761
Product dimensions: 5.20(w) x 8.30(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Therese A. Rando specializes in assisting people with trauma and loss. She has written several books on loss and coping, including How to Go on Living When Someone You Love Dies, Parental Loss of a Child, and Treatment of Complicated Mourning. She is based in Warwick, Rhode Island.

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Dr. Rando's book should help anyone who has survived the pain of this kind of loss and is trying to adjust to a new world without his loved one.

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How to Go on Living when Someone You Love Dies 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 16 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book helped me so much when I lost my husband in 1998. I have since bought it for several of my friends and family. The advice on the Holidays helped me the most. I wasn't sure how I was going to get through them and with the help of this book I made it through the holiday's much better. The book helps you to understand what you are feeling and what you going through. I can't say enough good things about it.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is the best book about grief I have found. It is very straightforward and explains the grief process well without dancing around the issue. I highly recommend this book to anyone suffering a loss.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Rando is informative and has written this book in an encyclopedic style. This makes it and easy reference book for grieving people who don't have a lot of reserves to remember and reflect. It becomes easy to refer back to it.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Realistic approach to facing the death of a loved one.Addresses the variety of emotions in a sensitive way. After reading, I ordered additional copies for my daughter's husband and brothers.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I bought this book after my husband died. The advice helped me go forward and teach my children how to cope with his death yet always have his memory with them in a joyful way. If you read one book, read this one.
Guest More than 1 year ago
My 18 year old son, Seth, died in a car accident in July 2003. This book helped me deal with the shock and grief of losing my only child. It is well written, informative and very thoughtful. It provided me with comfort and guidance, both immediate and long term, when I needed it most. This is a superb book for anyone suffering a loss.
corgidog2 on LibraryThing 4 days ago
Excellent book for those who read and who can use help to get through the stages of a loss of a loved one.
Janis53 More than 1 year ago
My husband passed away a couple of months ago; we were soulmates in the 30-1/2 years we were married. This book has helped me tremendously, and in a way no other book on grieving has. Dr. Rando nails it in outlining the grief process, and helps me in knowing that I am not going crazy in living through this process. My husband's death is a major loss, but I had also been through three miscarriages. Dr. Rando describes miscarriage losses in a way that has helped me now, though at the time I suffered these 20 years ago, I received the silent treatment from others. Dr. Rando describes secondary losses with a major loss, grief surges, sudden versus anticipated loss---I did not realize these. She describes how to get on with your new life, while keeping the memory of your lost loved one. Her book is a major learning experience for me, and I now feel that I can give more genuine help to others who are going through the grief process. This book is a must for anyone going through the grief process.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I bought this book after my husband died suddenly and unexpectedly. It is very helpful and explanitory in what one goes through. I also bought one and gave it as a gift for a friend that was going through the grief process.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I purchased this book after my husband died 6 years ago and it helped me a lot. I now give copies to friends who have lost a loved one and they in turn have bought copies for other family members. Emotionally, it can be hard to read at times and I would put it down and come back to it. It helps us all realize that the stages we go through and the reactions we have to situations are all very normal. I keep copies on hand and sadly, the 2 copies I bought in Decemeber will be given to friends this week.
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