- Paperback: 338 pages
- Publisher: Bantam; Reprint edition (July 18, 1991)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0553352695
- ISBN-13: 978-0553352696
- Product Dimensions: 5.2 x 0.8 x 8.3 inches
- Shipping Weight: 11.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 224 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #38,442 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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How To Go On Living When Someone You Love Dies Paperback – July 18, 1991
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"Dr. Rando's book should help anyone who has survived the pain of this kind of loss and is trying to adjust to a new world without his loved one."--Art Linkletter
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"Mourning the death of a loved one is a process all of us will go through at one time or another. But wherever the death is sudden or anticipated, few of us are prepared for it or for the grief it brings. There is no right or wrong way to grieve; each person's response to loss will be different. Now, in this compassionate, comprehensive guide, Therese A. Rando, Ph.D., bereavement specialist and author of Loss And Anticipatory Grief, leads you gently through the painful but necessary process of grieving and helps you find the best way for yourself.
Whether the death was sudden of expected, from accident, illness, suicide, homicide, or natural causes, Dr. Rando will help you learn to:
Understand and resolve your grief.
Talk to children about death.
Resolve unfinished business.
Take care of yourself.
Accept the help and support of others.
Get through holidays and other difficult times of the year.
Plan funerals and personal bereavement rituals.
How To Go On Living With Someone You Love Dies also includes a comprehensive resource listing and a chapter on finding professional help and support groups.
There is no way around the pain of loss, but there is a way through it. Dr. Rando offers the solace, comfort, and guidance to help you accept your loss and move into your new life without forgetting your treasured past.
"Dr. Rando's book should help anyone ho has survived the pain of this kind of loss and is trying to adjust to a new world without his loved one."--Art Linkletter
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My heart goes out to all of you that's lost a love one and is looking for help.
This field is extremely complex, many factors influencing the nature of the grief. The type of death, sudden, violent, long-expected; the age and relationship of the deceased, juvenile child, adult child, parent, sibling, friend, etc.; the quality of relationship between the deceased and bereaved; the age of the bereaved, and so on. Rando covers just about every base so there is something here for just about everyone.
I give the book four stars because it may not be as helpful for one who is the worst throes of grief and looking for help. For one reason, while they can probably find their type of situation discussed, because of the scope of the book, it may not be discussed in great depth. Secondly, the book is mostly expository discussion, and does not have a lot of suggestions for how the bereaved can cope and work toward reconciliation with their loss. There are other books, such as those by Alan Wolfelt, that are more oriented toward practical application.
Rando does include an excellent chapter on finding professional help and support groups. She also has an extensive list of resources, supportive organization, agencies, and books. However, this edition of the book was published in 1991 and there is a lot that has been written and done since then on working through grief.
Rando is to be commended for being a pioneer in the study of how best to help the bereaved. Her thinking is sound and this book is well-written. However, if you get it for yourself or someone you know who is suffering, I'd include Alan Wolfelt's "Understanding Your Grief: Ten Essential Touchstones".
directly to me. I have read many many books about grief over the years, especially after my husband died. This one is by far the best, explaining
every aspect of the grief in depth as only a professional person can explain it. Then it tells you how to learn to live with the loss you have suffered
and move on with your life while not forgetting your deceased loved one. Although Elisabeth Kubler Ross is world famous for her books about losing
loved ones, I must tell you that this book is an absolute "must read" for anyone struggling with the agony of losing a special someone in his or her
life. It will both guide you and comfort you as you learn to understand the many facets of grieving.