29 of 36 people found the following review helpful
Essential reading for dealing with bereaved youngsters,
By A Customer
This review is from: When Parents Die: Learning to Live with the Loss of a Parent (Paperback)
I was profoundly humbled by this book. After almost two years the turmoil of my late friend's 12 year old daughter was suddenly and painfully unraveled. I began to absorb how her father and I falling in love only months after her mother's death had pushed the weight of her life shattering bereavement into a black hole of isolated despair. I had to reassure myself that all the 'help' and 'understanding', which I now realised had been so hopelessly inept, had been well intentioned. Everything had been based on the misguided belief, reinforced by all around us, that making her father happy and his life easier must somehow be 'good for her' and help her to 'get over it'.
I only wish I had read this book sooner - but better late than never.
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