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Companion Through The Darkness: Inner Dialogues on Grief

4.4 of 5 stars 4.40  ·  rating details  ·  43 ratings  ·  10 reviews
As a result of her own experience with many kind of loss, Stephanie Ericsson offers an intimate, profoundly touching guide for those in grief, legitimizing the complex and often taboo emotions we all feel when loss transforms our lives. In Companion Through the Darkness, Stephanie Ericsson defines grief as "the constant reawakening that things are now different." Using a ...more
Paperback, 208 pages
Published January 27th 1993 by William Morrow Paperbacks
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This was introduced to me as a perennial favorite at the local grief center. Their library holds two copies. The alienating [ pity | admiration ] coin is a truth I can carry from this.

What widows appreciate about each other is first (in two parts, give and take), honesty and second, resonance.

For honesty, full stars to Stephanie.

For resonance, a pocketful of star.

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Amazing book that helped me hugely after my husband was, as we say, 'promoted'. Stephanie writes what some of us feel - at times it seemed like she'd taken dictation from me, but then nope, it was her story, not mine. I've bought many copies over the years and given them to friends after they've lost their significant other. I've encouraged writing a note inside the book and then passing it forward to someone else who could potentially benefit from the sense Stephanie gives readers of not being ...more
Diane Dettmann
Helpful insights into the grief process. Written in short chapters, Stephanie Ericsson reveals her inner feelings and responses to the death of her husband and offers readers insights into the confusing emotions of grief.
I've read so many books about grief and loss. This is really the only one that I could relate to so strongly. She gave words to every feeling.
I think I read this book five times after my husband died. It totally spoke to me. When I couldn't put two words together, this book helped me understand my own feelings.

She has a bit of anger in her writing, and I really didn't experience much of that. But other than that, I loved this book.

If you know a youngish woman who loses their husband (or wife, I suppose), please give them this book.

This is one of the most honest books about pain and grief that I have ever read. Although she writes about her specific experience of losing her husband, anyone who has experienced any sort of grief will find her words relatable and comforting.
Amy Jo
A wonderful book on dealing through the cycles of lossing someone you love.
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