How to Go on Living When Someone You Love Dies
How to Go on Living When Someone You Love Dies By Therese A. Rando
Bantam Doubleday Dell Publishing, 1991, 338 pages
Mourning the death of a loved one is a process all of us will go through at one time or another. But whether 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, Dr. Rando, 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.
Liberating Losses: When Death Brings Relief
Liberating Losses: When Death Brings Relief By Jennifer Ellison, Chris McGonigle
Da Capo Press, 2004, 240 pages
When someone dies, those left behind are expected to grieve. But, as taboo as it is to admit, not every death brings sadness. Labeled as "nontraditional grief response" by therapists and counselors, a positive reaction following a death is becoming more common, especially now that drugs and medical treatments keep people alive much longer than they and their families might wish. Sometimes we are relieved that our loved one is no longer suffering; at the other end of the spectrum, a death might finally free us of an abusive or unhappy relationship. In either case, the cultural expectation for sadness, loneliness and despair only adds to the guilt and conflict felt by many "relieved grievers."
I'll Be in the Car
I'll Be in the Car By Annette Januzzi Wick
Three Arch Press, 2006, 392 pages
A poetic account chronicling the real-life experiences of author Annette Wick as her husband is diagnosed with, and ultimately dies from, leukemia. Poignantly, this story portrays the even greater challenge for the caregiver - finding life after losing someone so important to every aspect of who you are. For anyone who has or will experience loss, Annette Wick reminds readers, caregivers and widows - We are not alone. We all share the common thread of struggling to live again. About the Author: Annette Januzzi Wick was born in northern Ohio and now lives in Cincinnati with her son and her newly blended family. Excerpts from I'll Be in the Car were awarded Honorable Mention in the 73rd Annual Writer's Digest Competition. I'll Be in the Car was awarded Finalist, Best Books 2006 Autobiography/Memoir.