- Paperback: 288 pages
- Publisher: Vermilion (7 April 2005)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0091902576
- ISBN-13: 978-0091902575
- Product Dimensions: 13 x 2.2 x 21.3 cm
- Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars See all reviews (41 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 111,284 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Death... And How To Survive It: A unique, practical and uplifting guide to coming to terms with the loss of your partner Paperback – 7 Apr 2005
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"'She neither shies away from nor glorifies the realities of dealing with the death of a partner, instead she shares all the things she wishes she'd been told when he died with sensitivity and, above all, honesty'" (Easy Living)
With its practical, insightful advice on how to cope with the loss of a loved one, this is the must-have guide for anyone who is mourning the death of a partner or spouseSee all Product Description
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Top Customer Reviews
My own experience of being widowed relatively young is relevant here, as I referred to Kate's website constantly in the early days. Her advice at each stage of the process is practical, succinct and honest. The book goes further, as it is intended for any poor soul who faces this disaster - male or female. Each chapter deals with a specific stage of the loss, grieving process, and all the mass of paperwork and general 'coping with life' that has to be done. There is advice about coping with the funeral, dealing with the belongings of your partner (basically don't do anything that doesn't feel right or that you're not ready for) and supporting your children.
Perhaps the most helpful aspect of this book is its basic message - an uplifting one, that life can - and will - eventually return. Kate refers to her own experiences and those of people with whom she's corresponded, so you never feel that you are reading any 'psychobabble' but genuine peoples' stories and advice.
And there is humour too. No book on death ought to be depressing - you need help, but you don't need to be made to feel any worse than you do already. Interspersed with her advice are Kate's 'diary entries' which are often likely to make you laugh out loud, and what can be a greater gift than to be able to raise smiles among those who feel that they will never laugh again?
I would urge anyone in my situation to get this book. It's really 'from the horse's mouth' and as the blurb says, it's unique as it is genuinely practical.
You don't need sugary words or psychological explanations of the grieving process - you need clear, straightforward advice and this is what you get with this book.
I think it is also required reading for anyone who might be trying to help a friend or family member coping with the loss of their partner as this will help you to understand a process that is thankfully outside the experiences of most people until later in life.
I am widowed and this book will end up being as well thumbed as my 'Delia'!
I think you have to have expereinced the loss of a partner to truly understand why this book is essential reading.
Top marks. Well done and thank you.
The book is written by and for the wealthier side in society where dinner parties are the norm and money is not a worry. It dosent reflect the real world most of us live in.
The main advice in the book is, quote: 'sink or swim' - this maybe true, but not the easiest advice to swallow when I am someone who is struggling to even tread water during the earlier stage of grief which is where I am at now.
The section on anger management is appalling just advising one to beat the living day lights out of your sofa with a baseball bat. I'm afraid that's a cop out, a. I can't afford to smash my sofa up, b. there's no signposting or cognitive support offered at all!!!!
Sorry but The book has left me feeling more angry, alone and upset.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Kate tells us her experiences and I can relate to many of them. Helpful and positive.Published 8 months ago by Mr. Mark Challener
I bought this for my mum. As I handed it to her tentatively I felt the need to say that despite the title it did look good. She has fed back to me what a help it has been. Read morePublished 11 months ago by Kathryn Booker
This book is excellent for the bereaved. it goes through many processes and stages of grief, with some humour as well. Read morePublished 13 months ago by Linda dobson
A great uplifting book in time of great sadness especially if you have younger childrenPublished 16 months ago by Zoe Juson
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