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Beyond Tears: Living After Losing a Child

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The death of a child is that unimaginable loss no parent ever expects to face. In Beyond Tears, nine mothers share their individual stories of how to survive in the darkest hour. They candidly share with other bereaved parents what to expect in the first year and long beyond:

* Harmonious relationships can become strained
* There is a new definition of what one considers "no
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Paperback, 192 pages
Published February 1st 2005 by St. Martin's Griffin
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Elyse
I just finished this a few minutes ago.

This book was written by 9 mothers who all lost their child. They met years ago while attending a support group with 'Compassionate Friends'.

The death of a child is unimaginable ---[my close friend lost her 32 year old son yesterday] ---

I'll be giving this book to my friend Cheryl (and her husband Mike).

The purpose of this book is to provide perspective on what newly bereaved parents might expect to feel.

Here is a quote from **Publishers Weekly**. Their
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Jackie
My 18yr old daughter was killed in a car accident in 2009. My mom suggested this book to me after reading an article about it in the newspaper. I purchased it and read it in the fall of 2010 a little over a year after losing my daughter. I found it very relevant and helped me to know that I was not alone in my feelings as a bereaved parent. I am very thankful for the bereaved parents that shared their stories in the book and I will recommend it to anyone who has lost a child, especially after a ...more
Sandra Gamroth
"Never thought of it that way" is what I tell myself many times when reading the stories other people share about their grief, very therapeutic.
Debra Kassoff
This book was sent to me years ago by the publisher. I've flipped through it before and found useful material, but for some reason, I picked it up again recently with the intention of reading it through. I felt a little spooked when, as I was finishing it, my cousin's young daughter died in a car wreck in the same week that the son of two of my colleagues was given a terminal diagnosis. I appreciated having read it. It shares valuable insights. At the same time, I felt that some of the first-per ...more
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