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Giving Sorrow Words: How to Cope with Grief and Get on with Your Life Paperback – August 1, 1991
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David's survival was never taken for granted, but his loss was shocking. We had done everything to keep him alive, but it wasn't enough.
Our whole family was devastated. We've tried to help each other (I have six other children), but, each person grieves in his/her own way. And, there is a point where children can no longer help a mom. I have spent the last two years meeting every mother I could who has lost a child. I was trying to figure out how to survive this unthinkable loss. I read probably forty books on grieving.. I saw every film I could showing the loss of a child. Time has helped.
But, recently I read "Giving Sorrow Word" and it had a profound effect on me. I felt like the author was speaking directly to me. Candance Lightner explained to me how and why I was feeling the way I was. She very clearly described all aspects of grief. I learned it was normal to feel insane. I learned the kind of people to avoid; to ask for what I need; to understand I would never, ever get over this loss, but that the rest of my life would be tolerable. Candance wrote from her heart and from what she learned from speaking with and researching what others say about grief. Of all the books I have read, this is the best book on grieving and "recovery" because it is clear, honest, and even hopeful.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I was disappointed. This was not the book I thought it was.Published 5 months ago by Amazon Customer
Not only do I own a copy of this treasure, but I have also given this book as a gift to several friends who have lost a loved one. It really fits the bill.Published on August 17, 2013 by Editor
Reading and referring to Giving Sorrow Words, by Candy Lightner, has enabled me to identify, comprehend, and manage grief, a feeling that has informed most of our thoughts and... Read morePublished on March 30, 2012 by Cindy Schreibman