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Recovering from Losses in Life

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Life is marked by a variety of losses, says certified trauma specialist H. Norman Wright. Some are life-changing, such as leaving home, the effects of natural disasters or war, the death of a loved one, or divorce. Others are subtle, such as changing jobs, moving, or a broken friendship. But whether readers encounter family, personal, or community disaster, there is always ...more
Paperback, 239 pages
Published May 1st 2006 by Fleming H. Revell Company (first published 1991)
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Hope
Feb 29, 2012 Hope rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
After going through a heartbreaking break up, I read this book. It really helped me get through the hurt I experienced and helped me process through it. I highly recommend this book if you're going through a loss yourself or if you want to support someone you love that is experiencing a loss. I appreciated that the author recognized that loss goes beyond death or divorce but includes relationships of all types, dreams, jobs, pets, etc.
Andy Hickman
Jun 19, 2015 Andy Hickman rated it liked it
Helpful.

H. Norman Wright, Recovering from Losses in Life (Grand Rapids, MI: Fleming H. Revell, 2006).

“Unfortunately, many of us have become more proficient in developing denial than we are in facing and accepting the losses in life.”

“Whenever there is any kind of attachment, a loss cannot be avoided when the tie is broken.”

Children who have lived through rejection have an extreme emotional handicap and are like refugees without a home country who may see themselves as “outlaws” with deep self-de
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Starlyn
Feb 20, 2009 Starlyn rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Very insightful book, not just for those who have suffered losses, but also for those who have suffered trauma or repeated trauma. Spoke to why some are more heavily affected by trauma than others, and to why those who like to control their environment are hit hardest. I learned quite a it about myself by reading this book.
Elizabeth (Liz)
Aug 02, 2012 Elizabeth (Liz) rated it really liked it
It has a lot of insight to help others and help one self recognize and face all the losses in life. I found particularly helpful the advise on recognizing those things that were never really addressed as losses and allowing oneself to grieve in order to move on.
Jane
Jun 05, 2009 Jane rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is great for grieving the significant losses that we experience along the way. The loss of our dreams stood out to me.
Jenny Price
Sep 18, 2008 Jenny Price rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
suggest it to anyone in the grief process or wants to help someone who is
Sarai
Lead a grief counseling group using this book and the curriculum that it also has. Have to admit one of my better classes. Book makes it easy to teach from and helps to supplement the curriculum. Highly recommend for anyone.
Reggie
Jul 25, 2012 Reggie rated it it was amazing
Every person on the planet should read this book. It is a primer of how to deal with all kinds of losses in life from the tiny to the insurmountable. I've read it three times.
Clarice
Dec 02, 2010 Clarice rated it it was amazing
Wonderful book about handling losses in life. Great book to understand my own valleys in life; also a great tool to better understand the changes in others life.
Glenda
Jan 19, 2016 Glenda rated it it was amazing
One of the authors that I like with regards to Christian counseling. Great book that deals with grieving, trauma, and losses in light of God's Word.
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