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7 Choices: Too much to deal with when you already feel so low. Not a comforting book.
on 2 February 2015
Everyone's journey through grief is different. I wanted a book that would hold my hand, show me which way to go, tell me there is light at the end of the tunnel. I read the preview and though this book might do that as the author had lost her partner suddenly as I did BUT I only got a few chapters in and couldn't take it anymore. It is helpful reading the experiences of others, so you can recognize what may be happening in your life has happened to others but there are SO many examples of peoples experiences instead of inspiring me it did the opposite. I already felt as low as I could and this book just took me lower still.
How you respond or relate to your loss depends upon your relationship to the person you lost, and how they passed. If you want to read a lot of peoples stories of how they lost people close to them, then get this book.
I suffered a sudden bereavement of my husband and felt like my world had blown up and I wanted comfort and reassurance, the book I wasn't ready to say goodbye by Blake noel was so much softer, kinder and more supportive.
I am sorry for your loss, and hope you can find peace as soon as you are able too. Rest and sleep as much as you can, that helps too.