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A Guide For Fathers: When A Baby Dies Paperback – November 30, 2004
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I bought your [book] after our twins died over a year ago. Out of everything we read, my husband felt that your words were the ones that most spoke to him. Thank you for putting out something- small, simple, and meaningful- for dads who are not only dealing with the feelings of their wives, but also suffer their own, unique grief. --fathersgrievinginfantloss.blogspot.com
The support and assistance that you offer to other parents touches people every day in ways you cannot possibly know. We have been providing a copy of A Guide for Fathers to our families for several years, and it has been such a gift to both women and men. Men that attend our support group meetings often quote from it. They say that if the dads read only one thing, that should be it. --Perinatal Loss Clinician, Atlanta, GA
From the Author
The suggestions found in this booklet are based not only on my personal experience following the stillbirth of my daughter, Kathleen, but include issues other dad's have shared with me as I've spoken at support groups and conferences around the United States. While each father will process their grief in their unique way, this book is meant to be a guide to refer to as they make their grief journey.
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It took a night to read, and touched on some things I thought I was the only one thinking. For example, some good friends of ours distanced themselves from us when they were aware of the situation, and Mr. Nelson's words helped me realize that I should not be angry about it. The idea I found to be most helpful was that the majority of people have good intentions, and to not take something the wrong way as it is not easy for others on the outside to be supportive in an uncomfortable topic.
This book does not attempt to explain the psychological underpinnings of what we do in stressful times; that's not its purprose. It merely offers perspective on what the author and his wife experienced, some of the mistakes he made, and offers proof that life does go on, though certainly it will not go on as it did before.
Because it clearly was not written to climb the bestsellers lists you will not find diagrams, catchy buzzwords or any Mars and Venus stories. This is just one guys story that he hopes will help others- and after reading it, I can say it will do that.