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Let Me Be Weak: What People in Pain Wish They Could Tell You

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***FREE MUSIC DOWNLOAD WITH EACH PURCHASE OF THE BOOK*** What do we do when we are shattered by an unexpected loss and feel like no one understands what we are going through? How do we comfort those we love when their hearts are breaking if we don't know how to help? How can we mourn with the bereaved, when we are so frightened by their pain that we want to run in the o ...more
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Published December 8th 2015 by Let Me Be Weak
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Winter Sophia Rose
Insightful, Compelling, Eye Opening, Informative & Soothing! A Deeply Thoughtful Must Read! I Loved It! ...more
Alison/Tony King
Superb all church leaders pastors, elders should be MADE to read

I have only read two chapters so far and I am doing something I've never done before and writing a review now in the hope that anyone who might be grieving and getting that blank "please don't be real, change the conversation stares" you get when you dare to remove your mask might pick this superb book up. In this author there is someone who understands!. I went to my church last week and despite it being obvious to anyone, that I w
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Andy Dill
Dec 11, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: non-fiction
Brittany Barbera's book, Let Me Be Weak is an excellent book we all need to read. She teaches us that we don't have to be strong, or tough and how to be empathetic. Too often we don't know what to say and end up saying the totally wrong thing or nothing at all when someone we know or love is in need or grieving. They need for us to be there for them and listen. She teaches us that we aren't expected to tell them what to do. It's OK to be weak. We have all been there. We have all needed to know w ...more
Moein Esmaeeli
It's a good book. I find it crucial for everybody. It contains some basics that everybody should know.
I give 3/5 because sometimes it gets too christian. Since I'm not a christian, I'm not interested in those parts.
Overall it's good.
Julie Schooler
Aug 29, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I recommend this book if you have a loved one who is going through grief, post traumatic stress or just having a hard time. It is hard to know what to say, and whether to say anything and sometimes it feels like doing nothing is the right choice. This book can guide you on what not to say and do and what is helpful to the bereaved or stressed person. I especially like the comparison of empathy to kale (of all things!), and also associating emotions with music (the author is also a musician). I l ...more
Marcia Kelley
Mar 19, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Thoughtful and practical

If you are experiencing any kind of loss in your life, you need this book to guide you through the pain. Barbara uses everyday examples anyone can understand to explain the why of the pain you feel and the practical, simple ways to work through your own pain or to help another with their pain. Very well written.
Simon Weiner
Dec 20, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I have always wondered about the impact of high social expectations on individual's lives and how they can make you feel inadequate and unable to cope. Well Brittany delves deeply into this area and provides some valuable insights. Well worth the read just to re-evaluate.
Amy J.
Aug 26, 2016 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: wobble, nf-religion
Nothing in the description suggests a religious tone, but this is a book written for and by a christian, which I am not. I was expecting something very different; I was very disappointed.
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Brittany Barbera is musician, author, and artist from Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, who has found a second home in Nashville, Tennessee, where she currently resides. This dynamic singer/songwriter and author has big things to say and the lyrics and lungs to back it up. Through her music and her writing, Barbera articulates the things so many people struggle to explain, even to themselves. Her wisdom, e ...more

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