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Feeling Left Behind: Permission to Grieve

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The grief that accompanies the loss of a loved one is crippling. In Feeling Left Behind, author Kim Murdock relates and empathizes with that pain because she's been there. She knows what it feels like to be woefully blindsided by music or at the grocery store, to reconsider the future alone, and to connect with a person who is no longer alive. You will relate to her chapte ...more
Paperback, 312 pages
Published August 1st 2019 by Bublish, Inc.
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Ginger O'Neil
Nov 22, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Murdock's book isn't about resilience, but an unapologetic, uncensored exploration of the dark corners of grief. Society encourages a speedy return to cheery business as usual, seeing prolonged suffering as abnormal. Murdock's book gives permission to seek out your own truths as bereavement causes a new dimension of reality. Instead of becoming a shallow period of misery, Murdock's lingering sorrow expresses her painful realization of being left behind by a person she loved to her core and who c ...more
Randolph B.
Apr 28, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Humans are meant to be in pairs. We are hard-wired to find the one long-term relationship that will sustain us, two people sailing from shore to shore, helping each other navigate the mostly calm but sometimes choppy waters. Some folks never meet that person; others are blessed.

If you’re married or in a committed relationship, the chances are good that you have contemplated the possibility—probability—that one of you will outlive the other. If you’re a woman, the odds are in your favor statistic
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Vonnie Wheeler
We've all experiences unexpected moments of intense grieving, when the most insignificant action, sight, or scent brings back a memory, even a physical sensation we shared with a loved one. This can happen at any time or place. It makes us realize the full-depth of our treasured relationship as we pause to give-in to our grief.
Kim Murdock captures this experience in her book, Feeling left Behind: Permission to Grieve when she describes the intense feeling of grief she experiences when catching s
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Trisha O'keefe
Apr 20, 2020 rated it it was amazing
A must-read for all who have ever lost someone close to them and that's pretty much everyone. Murdock's moving though gut-wrenching account of the couple's battle with cancer leading to her husband's death, to wishing time would freeze when they were together is familiar to everyone. The year he died, she was crippled with grief and resented the Christmas cards with photos of happy couples on them. What sets Feeling Left Behind apart is Murdock's determination to reach other widows/widowers and ...more
Rebecca Zuckerman
Jun 08, 2020 rated it it was amazing
It was raw, full of emotion and very personal. The author tells it like it is, death sucks. The author spoke from her broken heart and was daring to express her authentic feelings which perhaps others would be afraid to admit to. For all those who have experienced a profound loss, I am truly sorry. As the author has expressed throughout her book, know that you are not alone and allow yourself the permission to grieve.
Natalie Harcrow
Sep 02, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This book should be on every grief counselor’s recommended reading list. It captures the many emotions that widowed people feel, and you can tell the author has not only felt those emotions herself but also has compassion for others now facing loss and dealing with those emotions. Bravo to the author for bearing her soul and pain in this book to help other grieving people.
Terri Yawger
Nov 13, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Excellent resource.

Very helpful. It was as if Kim was right with me as I am going through this unbearable reality of losing the love of my life, my reason for living.
S Wagner
Feb 09, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Well written book. Covers the many situations that are encountered after losing a loved one. Lets a person know that they are not alone in their suffering and pain of loss.

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Ben Finegold
Sep 02, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Wonderful read. Raw & authentic, very enlightening.
Jason Murdock
Aug 02, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: loved-it
So very helpful to those who have lost a loved one.
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