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How To Go On Living When Someone You Love Dies

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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, Therese A. Rando, Ph.D., bereav ...more
Paperback, 338 pages
Published July 18th 1991 by Bantam (first published July 1st 1989)
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Dec 28, 2009 Cindy rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: those suffering any kind of loss
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Mar/ 2009 Just started this book and do think it holds potential. It isn't specific on a kind of death but I think the authors loss of both parents in a short time period does contribute to the reason for it.

Update: I put the book down and started to read another and recently started it, again.
I have reset the date and am starting the book over, again. May skip a little that I remember...

This book is full of a lot of information and it tells it like it is. Suggestions are included on what to do
Many of the chapters of this are relevant and helpful to people who are grieving. I've used sections of it directly with participants in grief support groups.
Tiffany G
This was helpful, though not quite what the title described. I'd say about 2/3 of the book was describing what grief feels like, what the parts of it are, different types of grief, etc. That part was particularly helpful because it was good to know that there are precedents. Only the last 1/3 was actually "how to" kinds of information, and much of that was very general. The book is also rather dated, and it mentions a lot of old-fashioned gender role stuff - e.g. women will need to learn car rep ...more
This was a well written text and has some incredible insight into the world of grieving. Even though we all grieve differently, Rando touches on some really nice topics that can help the counselor to the griever. I found it best to read this book as a resource. I would recommend picking the topic that interest you from the contents page and go from there.
Annette Reynolds
Well-researched, helpful book for those in need of help and validation for what they're going through in their grief.

The author's style can be a bit clinical, but I'd still recommend this book to anyone dealing with present or past loss.
The psychological aspects of grieving. The central message is, "It is okay to grieve your way, just do it so you can move on." This book was very helpful to me when my husband died. I have purchased copies to give to friends.
This is a wonderful book for someone who is grieving a loss. It is accessible and not full of bereavement theory. I've given a copy to several people when helping them through grief.
Excellent book - covers seemingly every possible scenario, not one wasted word, tremendous clarity, very helpful. Wish I didn't have a reason to read it.
I think I learned more about grief reading this as opposed to help grieving.
the section about holidays and traditions was especially helpful
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read like a text-book, not many stories or anecdotes
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This book is amazing! I strong recommend this book.
One of the best books on grieving ever!
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