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Very upsetting if your a man with no kids
on 18 May 2014
My dear wife and friend died of cancer at the young age of 45, I was recommended this book by a friend of a friend, but sadly, it may work for some but not for me. The book is heavily weighted to widows and widowers with children so it helps highlight what else you are missing out on in the normal world if you were cut short of having any children yourself. Children are covered throughout the whole book so I really got frustrated by this. Thanks for reminding me I didn't have the chance to have children and having less purpose to carry on with my life.
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.