Widow to Widow: Thoughtful, Practical Ideas for Rebuilding Your Life Paperback – 28 Jul 2004
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About the Author
The late Genevieve Davis Ginsburg, M.S., founded Widowed to Widowed Services, a support group in Tucson, Arizona. She received the Jefferson Award and the Arizona Governor's Award for her social service.
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Having struggled through the paperwork and all the other ends that needed tying in the first 7-8 months after losing my husband, I suddenly found myself with enough time on my hands to let me worry about myself and my future. The automatic pilot was starting to have a rest. I chose this book having read through the reviews for many similar books - I can't speak for the others - but I did feel this book was a help to me. It had me crying and encouraged me to feel again. It offered me an understanding into what was going on, and most importantly has helped me in the search for courage to face my future. Originally written for the US market, it does have some references that are irrelevant to life in the UK, but they are minor and should not put you off buying this book. Mention is made throughout of widowers, but I presume the majority of readers are widows, certainly the majority of case studies are widows.
The book was certainly useful to me even after 8 months had passed, but I can imagine it would be even better earlier on in the grieving period.
On a last note, if you're checking this review then chances are you are facing a terrible time in your life. I wish you strength to make it through, and courage to start to live again.
This book is uncannily accurate in how one feels and has some great advice on how to deal with each situation that arises.
I wish I had read this book in the first few months after losing my husband. I read many other books all of which were informative and many were of great help, this one however, seemed more personal and more relative to me. If you are reading these reviews then I presume that you are in a similar situation to how I found myself or are trying to support a friend or family member at a most difficult time, I would highly recommend this book.
This book, as others have quoted “told it like it is”, and put into words exactly how I felt. To read that someone else (and many others) had, and were still experiencing the same or similar feelings of total bewilderment as I was, made me feel reassured that I was not going out of my mind.
This can be a long and lonely process as no one else can make the journey for you. It is, as I now know, different for everyone. But any help, advice and the level of understanding gained from reading other's experiences can help give you encouragement to know that you can survive it.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I gave it to my sister a week after her husband died in a workplace accident - and she is still talking to me, so it must have been appreciated. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Captain Cretin
I was widowed nine years ago, I wish I found this book way back then. I bought it now because I am now trained as a counsellor. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
A help to anyone who has become a widow,highly recommended.Published 5 months ago by Mrs Amanda Powney
Excellent book, very gentle for fragile people - a good "turn to" when things feel overwhelming. Affirms positive thoughts.Published 7 months ago by Rufette
Excellent read written by a widow for widows so very understandingPublished 7 months ago by Mrs. G. Brazier
Warm and practical book. Very helpful and I would recommend it.Published 9 months ago by Abergavenny
So much of what I read in this book is how I feel or have done.Published 12 months ago by Mrs R Samuels
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