Grief Is Love

As our relationship continued to grow, Matt was repeatedly called to grieve alongside me; he became my Grief Partner. ... A single day in August completely upended my understanding of grief, love, and marriage. Our grief story changed ...

Author: Marisa Renee Lee

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9780306926013

Category: Self-Help

Page: 256

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A trusted grief expert shares what Kirkus Reviews praises as “calm, lucid prose… [a] humanizing exploration of coping with the life-changing tides of loss.” In Grief is Love, author Marisa Renee Lee reveals that healing does not mean moving on after losing a loved one—healing means learning to acknowledge and create space for your grief. It is about learning to love the one you lost with the same depth, passion, joy, and commitment you did when they were alive, perhaps even more. She guides you through the pain of grief—whether you’ve lost the person recently or long ago—and shows you what it looks like to honor your loss on your unique terms, and debunks the idea of a grief stages or timelines. Grief is Love is about making space for the transformation that a significant loss requires. In beautiful, compassionate prose, Lee elegantly offers wisdom about what it means to authentically and defiantly claim space for grief’s complicated feelings and emotions. And Lee is no stranger to grief herself, she shares her journey after losing her mother, a pregnancy, and, most recently, a cousin to the COVID-19 pandemic. These losses transformed her life and led her to question what grief really is and what healing actually looks like. In this book, she also explores the unique impact of grief on Black people and reveals the key factors that proper healing requires: permission, care, feeling, grace and more. The transformation we each undergo after loss is the indelible imprint of the people we love on our lives, which is the true definition of legacy. At its core, Grief is Love explores what comes after death, and shows us that if we are able to own and honor what we’ve lost, we can experience a beautiful and joyful life in the midst of grief.

Do You Realize

A compelling narrative centred on death and love and loss, Do You Realize? raises profound and penetrating questions: What is grief?

Author: Marion Steel

Publisher: John Hunt Publishing

ISBN: 9781846943300

Category: Psychology

Page: 185

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The other day, as I came out from the station, I caught a glimpse of dark hair and for a second, I thought it was you, Mina. So begins this searingly honest account, written by a psychotherapist, who returns from her summer vacation to discover that one of her patients has died unexpectedly: a young woman, with whom she had felt a particularly close connection. That day she carries on as normal, sees all her patients, only to wake in the middle of the night, sweating and shaking in the dark, and with the strangest sensation of falling. A rapid freefall ensues, a spiralling descent into grief and a kind of madness, as present and past collide and she begins to confront what she has always feared. A compelling narrative centred on death and love and loss, Do You Realize? raises profound and penetrating questions: What is grief? For who and what do we grieve when we lose somebody? and How do we live life fully and passionately, and yet, face up to death?


For six years, he had behaved as if mourning were his only life: to mourn the death of his wife, to give life to her ... Michelle's death was not the beginning of grief, but a discovery of a grief within; grief, like love or language, ...

Author: Andre Alexis

Publisher: McClelland & Stewart

ISBN: 9780771008047

Category: Fiction

Page: 496

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Alexis’s long-awaited second novel follows his award-winning Childhood. Set in Ottawa during the Mulroney years, Asylum is André Alexis’s sweeping, edged-in-satire, yet deeply serious tale of intertwined lives and fortunes, of politics and vain ambition, of the building of a magnificent prison, of human fallibility, of the search for refuge, of the impossibility of love, and of finding home. Whether he is taking us into the machinations of a government office or into the mysterious workings of the human heart, Alexis is always alert to the humour and the profound truth of any situation. His cast of characters is eccentric and unforgettable, all recognizable in one way or another as aspects of ourselves or people we know well. At the centre of the story, which covers almost a decade, is a visionary project to build an ideal prison, a perfect metaphor for the purest aspects of artistic ambition and for all that is great and flawed in the world. André Alexis is a true original, one of the most talented and astute writers writing in Canada today. This dazzling novel is filled with tragedy, dry wit, intellectual grist. It is playful, linguistically accomplished, and psychologically profound. Its yearnings constitute the highest level of human concerns and pursuits. Alexis has written The Great Canadian Novel, with a twist.

Love and Grief

The Dilemma of Facing Love After Death Catherine Marianne O'Neill, Lisa Keane ... have found that invaluable group of people in The Widowed and Young (WAY) Foundation, which provides support to young widows and widowers for their grief.

Author: Catherine Marianne O'Neill

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 9781843103462

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 157

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Love and Grief offers sympathetic support to adults who have lost a partner, helping them to explore the difficult and often painful process of forming new relationships. Through personal accounts and poems, the authors show how the challenges of grief are experienced and dealt with by the bereaved and all around them.

Love and Loss

This book illuminates the structure and focus of thinking about love and loss, and sheds light on a wide range of psychological issues.

Author: Colin Murray Parkes


ISBN: 0415477182

Category: Psychology

Page: 430

View: 900


Loving and grieving are two sides of the same coin: we cannot have one without risking the other. Only by understanding the nature and pattern of loving can we begin to understand the problems of grieving. Conversely, the loss of a loved person can teach us much about the nature of love. Love and Loss, the result of a lifetime's work, has important implications for the study of attachment and bereavement. In this volume, Colin Murray Parkes reports his innovative research that enables us to bring together knowledge of childhood attachments and problems of bereavement, resulting in a new way of thinking about love, bereavement and other losses. Areas covered include: patterns of attachment and grief loss of a parent, child or spouse in adult life social isolation and support. The book concludes by looking at disorders of attachment and considering bereavement in terms of its implications on love, loss, and change in a wider context. Illuminating the structure and focus of thinking about love and loss, this book sheds light on a wide range of psychological issues. It will be essential reading for professionals working with bereavement, as well as graduate students of psychology, psychiatry, and sociology.

When You Lose Someone You Love

Yet there are certain universal elements, and in this compassionate epistolary handbook on grief, a pastor offers comfort and understanding to a man suffering a profound loss, showing grief as a healthy process that God can use to mend ...

Author: Richard Exley

Publisher: David C Cook

ISBN: 143476480X

Category: Religion

Page: 128

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More than ten years ago, Gary and Mona Shriver experienced the devastation caused by adultery. Now with transparent honesty they share their story, offering hope and practical strategies for healing. This updated and revised edition adds other real-life stories of betrayal and forgiveness, and new information defining adultery, including the destruction of emotional affairs.

Techniques of Grief Therapy

Grief. is. a. Form. of. Love. M. Katherine Shear The close relationships we develop with special people in our lives are at the heart of what we care about most deeply and bereavement brings our most profound experiences of pain.

Author: Robert A. Neimeyer

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317433019

Category: Psychology

Page: 376

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Techniques of Grief Therapy: Assessment and Intervention continues where the acclaimed Techniques of Grief Therapy: Creative Practices for Counseling the Bereaved left off, offering a whole new set of innovative approaches to grief therapy to address the needs of the bereaved. This new volume includes a variety of specific and practical therapeutic techniques, each conveyed in concrete detail and anchored in an illustrative case study. Techniques of Grief Therapy: Assessment and Intervention also features an entire new section on assessment of various challenges in coping with loss, with inclusion of the actual scales and scoring keys to facilitate their use by practitioners and researchers. Providing both an orientation to bereavement work and an indispensable toolkit for counseling survivors of losses of many kinds, this book belongs on the shelf of both experienced clinicians and those just beginning to delve into the field of grief therapy.

When You Lose Someone You Love

This new edition has been updated with a soft cover and enlarged in format, but its message remains the same. Susan Florence is grateful for the emails and testimonials that she has received since this book was first published in 1997.

Author: Susan Squellati Florence


ISBN: 0578479249

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 54

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