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I Wasn't Ready to Say Goodbye

I Wasn't Ready to Say Goodbye

Surviving, Coping and Healing After the Sudden Death of a Loved One

  • Author: Brook Noel,Pamela D Blair
  • Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.
  • ISBN: 1402234333
  • Category: Self-Help
  • Page: 336
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Now there is a hand to hold... Each year about eight million Americans suffer the death of someone close to them. Now for thse who face the challenges of sudden death, there is a hand to hold, written by two women who have experienced sudden loss. This updated edition of the best-selling bereavement classic will touch, comfort, uplift and console. Authors Brook Noel and Pamela D. Blair, Ph.D. explore sudden death and offers a comforting hand to hold for those who are grieving the sudden death of a loved one. Featured on ABC World News, Fox and Friends and many other shows, this book acts as a touchstone of sanity through difficult times. I Wasn't Ready to Say Goodbye covers such difficult topics as the first few weeks, suicide, death of a child, children and grief, funerals and rituals, physical effects, homicide and depression. New material covers the unique circumstances of loss, men and women's grieving styles, religion and faith, myths and misunderstandings, I Wasn't Ready to Say Goodbye reflects the shifting face of grief. These pages have offered solace to over eighty thousand people, ranging from seniors to teenagers and from the newly bereaved to those who lost a loved one years ago. Individuals engulfed by the immediate aftermath will find a special chapter covering the first few weeks. Tapping their personal histories and drawing on numerous interviews, authors Brook Noel and Pamela D. Blair, Ph.D, explore unexpected death and its role in the cycle of life. I Wasn't Ready to Say Goodbye provides survivors with a rock-steady anchor from which to weather the storm of pain and begin to rebuild their lives. PRAISE FOR I WASN'T READY TO SAY GOODBYE "I highly recommend this book, not only to the bereaved, but to friends and counselors as well." Helen Fitzgerald, author of The Grieving Child, The Mourning Handbook, and The Grieving Teen "This book, by women who have done their homework on grief... can hold a hand and comfort a soul through grief 's wilderness. Oustanding references of where to see other help." George C. Kandle, Pastoral Psychologist "Finally, you have found a friend who can not only explain what has just occurred, but can take you by the hand and lead you to a place of healing and personal growth. Whether you are dealing with the loss of a family member, a close personal associate or a friend, this guide can help you survive and cope, but even more importantly... heal." The Rebecca Review "For those dealing with the loss of a loved one, or for those who want to help someone who is, this is a highly recommended read." Midwest Book Review

I Wasn't Ready to Say Goodbye

I Wasn't Ready to Say Goodbye

Surviving, Coping, and Healing After the Sudden Death of a Loved One

  • Author: Brook Noel,Pamela D. Blair
  • Publisher: Sourcebooks Incorporated
  • ISBN: 9781402212215
  • Category: Family & Relationships
  • Page: 292
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Now updated, this classic guide to mourning the sudden death of a loved one contains advice on coping with difficult emotions, making sense of the world after a loss, where to find support, and much more.

I Wasn't Ready to Say Goodbye

I Wasn't Ready to Say Goodbye

A Companion Workbook for Surviving, Coping, and Healing After the Sudden Death of a Loved One, Workbook

  • Author: Brook Noel,Pamela D. Blair
  • Publisher: Sourcebooks Incorporated
  • ISBN: 9781402212390
  • Category: Family & Relationships
  • Page: 189
  • View: 2156
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Based on the bereavement classic I Wasn't Ready to Say Goodbye: Surviving, Coping, and Healing after the Sudden Death of a Loved One, this workbook offers step-by-step support and encouragement through the grief journey.

No Time to Say Goodbye

No Time to Say Goodbye

Surviving The Suicide Of A Loved One

  • Author: Carla Fine
  • Publisher: Main Street Books
  • ISBN: 0307788881
  • Category: Psychology
  • Page: 272
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Suicide would appear to be the last taboo. Even incest is now discussed freely in popular media, but the suicide of a loved one is still an act most people are unable to talk about--or even admit to their closest family or friends. This is just one of the many painful and paralyzing truths author Carla Fine discovered when her husband, a successful young physician, took his own life in December 1989. And being unable to speak openly and honestly about the cause of her pain made it all the more difficult for her to survive. With No Time to Say Goodbye, she brings suicide survival from the darkness into light, speaking frankly about the overwhelming feelings of confusion, guilt, shame, anger, and loneliness that are shared by all survivors. Fine draws on her own experience and on conversations with many other survivors--as well as on the knowledge of counselors and mental health professionals. She offers a strong helping hand and invaluable guidance to the vast numbers of family and friends who are left behind by the more than thirty thousand people who commit suicide each year, struggling to make sense of an act that seems to them senseless, and to pick up the pieces of their own shattered lives. And, perhaps most important, for the first time in any book, she allows survivors to see that they are not alone in their feelings of grief and despair. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Surviving the Death of a Sibling

Surviving the Death of a Sibling

Living Through Grief When an Adult Brother or Sister Dies

  • Author: T.J. Wray
  • Publisher: Harmony
  • ISBN: 0307547698
  • Category: Self-Help
  • Page: 272
  • View: 8867
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When T.J. Wray lost her 43-year-old brother, her grief was deep and enduring and, she soon discovered, not fully acknowledged. Despite the longevity of adult sibling relationships, surviving siblings are often made to feel as if their grief is somehow unwarranted. After all, when an adult sibling dies, he or she often leaves behind parents, a spouse, and even children—all of whom suffer a more socially recognized type of loss. Based on the author's own experiences, as well as those of many others, Surviving the Death of a Sibling helps adults who have lost a brother or sister to realize that they are not alone in their struggle. Just as important, it teaches them to understand the unique stages of their grieving process, offering practical and prescriptive advice for dealing with each stage. In Surviving the Death of a Sibling, T.J. Wray discusses: • Searching for and finding meaning in your sibling's passing • Using a grief journal to record your emotions • Choosing a grief partner to help you through tough times • Dealing with insensitive remarks made by others Warm and personal, and a rich source of useful insights and coping strategies, Surviving the Death of a Sibling is a unique addition to the literature of bereavement. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Healing After Loss

Healing After Loss

Daily Meditations For Working Through Grief

  • Author: Martha W. Hickman
  • Publisher: Harper Collins
  • ISBN: 9780061925771
  • Category: Self-Help
  • Page: 384
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For those who have suffered the loss of a loved one, here are strength and thoughtful words to inspire and comfort.

No Time for Goodbyes

No Time for Goodbyes

Coping with Sorrow, Anger, and Injustice After a Tragic Death

  • Author: Janice Harris Lord
  • Publisher: Pathfinder Pub of California
  • ISBN: 9780934793681
  • Category: Bereavement
  • Page: 224
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Excellent for counselling purposes and individuals. Provides self-affirming skills of emotional expression that will help get survivors well again.

Through a Season of Grief

Through a Season of Grief

Devotions for Your Journey from Mourning to Joy

  • Author: Bill Dunn,Kathy Leonard
  • Publisher: Thomas Nelson
  • ISBN: 1418578266
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 400
  • View: 8765
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If you've lost a spouse, child, family member, or friend, you've discovered that few people understand the deep hurt you feel. Where do you turn for daily comfort and help? Where do you find the tools to move forward? Through a Season of Grief is the first 365-day devotional designed to support and uplift you in the first, most difficult year of bereavement. These devotions offer biblical comfort and practical teaching that will enable you to take steps forward each day toward healing. You will better understand the grieving process and will receive needed encouragement along the way. More than thirty respected Christian professionals – including Kay Arthur, Jack Hayford, Elisabeth Elliot, Norman Wright, Barbara Johnson, and Luis Palau – share their insights on how to walk through the devastation of grief toward wholeness and hope. You will also hear from people like you who have lost a loved one and have found God's healing presence in the midst of despair. This unique devotional is based on GriefShare®, a national grief recovery support group program that has helped more than 100,000 families.

After Suicide Loss

After Suicide Loss

Coping with Your Grief

  • Author: Bob Baugher,Jack Jordan
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9780963597557
  • Category: Bereavement
  • Page: 67
  • View: 310
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If you have experienced the death of a loved one from suicide, this book is for you. With contributions of many people who have been through the experience and two Psychologists who have helped hundreds of people bereaved by suicide, this book takes the reader through the first few days, weeks, months and years.

Dying to Be Free

Dying to Be Free

A Healing Guide for Families after a Suicide

  • Author: Beverly Cobain,Jean Larch
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster
  • ISBN: 1592858473
  • Category: Self-Help
  • Page: 144
  • View: 8265
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Honest, gentle advice for those who have survived an unspeakable loss—the suicide of a loved one. Surviving the heartbreak of a loved one's suicide - you don't have to go through it alone. Authors Beverly Cobain and Jean Larch break through suicide's silent stigma in Dying to Be Free, offering gentle advice for those left behind, so that healing can begin.

Good Morning

Good Morning

365 Positive Ways to Start Your Day

  • Author: Brook Noel
  • Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.
  • ISBN: 1402222912
  • Category: Affirmations
  • Page: 498
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Good Morning provides readers with a daily dose of inspiration to make every day matter.

When Your Soulmate Dies

When Your Soulmate Dies

A Guide to Healing Through Heroic Mourning

  • Author: Alan Wolfelt
  • Publisher: Companion Press
  • ISBN: 1617222445
  • Category: Self-Help
  • Page: 84
  • View: 9512
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You were one of the lucky ones. You found a partner or friend with whom you shared a deeply profound connection. You understood, opened fully to, served, and challenged one another. You were the heroes of each other’s lives. You lived a grand adventure together. But now that your partner has died, what felt like luck may have turned to wretched despair. How do you go on? How do you live without your champion and other half? The answer is that you mourn as you loved: heroically, grandly, and fully. In this compassionate guide by one of the world’s most beloved grief counselors, you’ll find empathetic affirmation and advice intermingled with real-life stories from other halved soulmates. Learn to honor your loved one and your grief even as you find a path to a renewed life of purpose and joy.

I Wasn't Ready to Say Goodbye (Revised, Updated and Expanded Edition)

I Wasn't Ready to Say Goodbye (Revised, Updated and Expanded Edition)

Surviving, Coping and Healing After the Sudden Death of a Loved One

  • Author: Brook Noel,Pamela Blair
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9781932783780
  • Category: Self-Help
  • Page: 312
  • View: 2978
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Updated and Revised, this best-selling book authored by two women who have lost someone firsthand is a timeless and sensitive resource to help those who have lost someone tragically deal with the grieving process. This expanded edition will include an expanded section on "What is next?" and dealing with survivors guilt and grief after events such as 9/11 and Katrina. This revised edition will also add more on compounded grief or mulitple losses. Authors Noel and Blair address the question of are we ever really ready to say goodbye? First Edition has sold over 80,000 copies.

When Children Grieve

When Children Grieve

For Adults to Help Children Deal with Death, Divorce, Pet Loss, Moving, and Other Losses

  • Author: John W. James,Russell Friedman,Dr. Leslie Matthews
  • Publisher: Harper Collins
  • ISBN: 0062015486
  • Category: Family & Relationships
  • Page: 288
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To watch a child grieve and not know what to do is a profoundly difficult experience for parents, teachers, and caregivers. Yet, there are guidelines for helping children develop a lifelong, healthy response to loss. In When Children Grieve, the authors offer a cutting-edge volume to free children from the false idea of "not feeling bad" and to empower them with positive, effective methods of dealing with loss. There are many life experiences that can produce feelings of grief in a child, from the death of a relative or a divorce in the family to more everyday experiences such as moving to a new neighborhood or losing a prized possession. No matter the reason or degree of severity, if a child you love is grieving, the guidelines examined in this thoughtful book can make a difference.

I'm Grieving as Fast as I Can

I'm Grieving as Fast as I Can

How Young Widows and Widowers Can Cope and Heal

  • Author: Linda Sones Feinberg
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9780882820958
  • Category: Family & Relationships
  • Page: 180
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Highlighting the special circumstances of facing an untimely death.

How to Go on Living When Someone You Love Dies

How to Go on Living When Someone You Love Dies

  • Author: Therese A. Rando
  • Publisher: Bantam
  • ISBN: 0553352695
  • Category: Self-Help
  • Page: 338
  • View: 5600
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A practicing psychologist defines grief as the normal, expected, and healthy response to loss and provides a realistic appreciation for the pain, frustration, and difficult work required to overcome grief

Chicken Soup for the Grieving Soul

Chicken Soup for the Grieving Soul

Stories About Life, Death and Overcoming the Loss of a Loved One

  • Author: Jack Canfield,Mark Victor Hansen
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster
  • ISBN: 1453279016
  • Category: Self-Help
  • Page: 268
  • View: 2362
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This collection of inspirational stories will undoubtedly touch many hearts. Written by authors who have lost loved ones, these stories offer comfort, peace and understanding to those going through the grieving process.

The Mourning Handbook

The Mourning Handbook

The Most Comprehensive Resource Offering Practical and Compassionate Advice on Coping with All Aspects of Death and Dying

  • Author: Helen Fitzgerald
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster
  • ISBN: 1476764484
  • Category: Self-Help
  • Page: 320
  • View: 3431
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No one should be left to grieve alone Even with the help of friends and family, grieving the death of a loved one can be a complex, sometimes overwhelming, process. The Mourning Handbook is written as a companion to those mourners in need of practical and emotional assistance during the trying times before and after the death of a loved one. Having counseled thousands of people who have experienced loss, Helen Fitzgerald gives special attention to the complex emotions that can accompany especially traumatic situations, such as when a loved one has been murdered, when there have been multiple deaths, when a body has not been recovered, or when the mourner has been the inadvertent cause of death. Designed to conform to the special needs of the bereaved, The Mourning Handbook is written and organized in an accessible style punctuated by real stories of people who have experienced every kind of loss. With many subchapters and cross references, it can be consulted for a specific problem or read at length.

The Grieving Child

The Grieving Child

A Parent's Guide

  • Author: Helen Fitzgerald
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster
  • ISBN: 1439147167
  • Category: Family & Relationships
  • Page: 224
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Making a Child's World Whole Again Explaining death to a child is one of the most difficult tasks a parent or other relative can face. The Grieving Child offers practical, compassionate advice for helping a child cope with the death of a parent or other loved one. Parents of children from preschool age to the teen years will find much-needed guidance, covering: • Helping a child visit the seriously ill or dying • Using language appropriate to a child's age level • Selecting useful books about death • Handling especially difficult situations, including murder and suicide • Deciding whether a child should attend a funeral With a new chapter devoted to the special issues of the bereaved toddler, The Grieving Child provides invaluable suggestions for dealing with a child's emotional responses (including anger, guilt, and depression) and helping a child adjust to a new life.

The Grieving Teen

The Grieving Teen

A Guide for Teenagers and Their Friends

  • Author: Helen Fitzgerald
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster
  • ISBN: 0743212363
  • Category: Family & Relationships
  • Page: 224
  • View: 9123
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In this unique and compassionate guide, renowned grief counselor Helen Fitzgerald turns her attention to the special needs of adolescents struggling with loss and gives teens the tools they need to work through their pain and grief. Although the circumstances surrounding a death are difficult to handle at any age, adolescence brings with it challenges and struggles that until now have been largely overlooked. Writing not only about but also for teenagers, Fitzgerald adeptly covers the entire range of situations in which teens may find themselves grieving a death, whether the cause was old age, terminal illness, school violence, or suicide. She helps teens address the gamut of strong and difficult emotions they will experience and the new situations they will face, including family changes, issues with friends, problems at school, and the courage needed to move forward with one's own life. Using the clear and accessible format that has made The Mourning Handbook and The Grieving Child enduring and helpful classics, Fitzgerald guides teens through everything from the sickbed to the funeral, from the first day back at school to the first anniversary of the death. Above all, she lets teens know that even in their darkest hour, they are not alone.