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Emotional healing for broken hearts - excellent!,
This review is from: How to Survive the Loss of a Love (Paperback)
Let's face it, abandonment hurts. There would be more charity in murder. But, if your heart has been broken, if you are the one who wanted the relationship to work, if you are the one left behind - this is the perfect book for you. Buy it.
In it you will find short, one page chapters chock full of important reminders, proverbs, advice and practical suggestions. Throughout the message is constant - let yourself hurt, take responsibility for your own pain and your own healing, you will survive, you will smile again, life really is worth living.
Accompanying every chapter is a short, one page, free verse poem. Nothing has ever helped me feel more than these did.
I read most of this book while sitting in a city park one sunny, Sunday afternoon. All around me were families playing with their children. Inside I was bleeding, and frequently crying. It took at least two more years to get over being dumped, but my healing started that day. Maybe your's will, too.
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Initial post: Jan 13, 2010 4:07:04 AM PST
James Ashley Shea says:
Jeez, Peter! Amazon stole your name.
In reply to an earlier post on Jun 5, 2011 9:23:33 PM PDT
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Posted on Jun 5, 2011 9:24:31 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Aug 27, 2013 8:55:56 PM PDT
Linzy Ramos says:
i am going through this now :/
In reply to an earlier post on Feb 21, 2012 2:55:52 PM PST
It has been almost 5 months and still going through all the ugly feelings of being "left behind". You are not alone.
Posted on Mar 18, 2013 6:00:02 AM PDT
lover of this book says:
This book was recommended to me in 1983 when my husband died. I read it more times than I could possibly count .... there are a few excerpts that always gave me a sense of peace and contentment. I've given this book to several friends when their husbands died. Recently, I recommended a friend try grief counseling. She took my advice and told me that "How to Survive the Loss of a Love" was on the top of the recommended reading list for the class.
Posted on Aug 27, 2013 2:27:26 PM PDT
Posted on Aug 27, 2013 9:01:04 PM PDT
Linzy Ramos says:
This is a Great book for the broken hearted. I still have yet to heal, As i know time stands still for no one, ill always be lost & broken I see the world through a new set of eyes.
Posted on Feb 18, 2014 7:17:09 PM PST
T. Wilsdorf says:
The last paragraph of your review made me cry. I can relate very much to the pain you expressed.
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