I lost a family member today.. Any recommendations for someone that is grieving?I lost a family member today..Any recommendations for someone that is grieving? Melanie #recommend
Hello! Read “Calculus of Change” I forgot who the author was but the story itself revolves to their family, grieving for their mom.
I have heard that Joan Didion’s book about the loss of her husband is a great book (I have not read it as I am working thru her books chronologically).also Julian Barnes & Joyce Carol Kate’s have written books upon loss of their spouses. Sorry for your loss hope you find a book that helps you through your grief
Option B by Sheryl Sandberg
So very sorry! The all time classic is A Grief Observed by CS Lewis, Also – The Year Of Magical Thinking by Joan Didion or Healing after Loss by Martha Whitmore. Hoping grace gives you peace.
Oddly enough, when I go through tough times I like to reread Slaughterhouse-5 by Kurt Vonnegut. “so it goes,” means a lot.
I’m so sorry. I liked the five people you meet in heaven.
Sorry for you loss.
Prsying for you and your family
I am so sorry for your loss.
look at C.S.Lewis I read some of his when my husband died but don’t remember the names just that they were good
Im going to look as Im not over my dad dying.
A therapist friend of mine recommended ‘Stone Soup’.
Deep condolences to you.
Hugs to you. Reading a childhood favorite helps. Some poetry. Listening to music. Looking thru old photograhs and crying your eyes out. And taking each day as it comes.
A Widow’s Story: A Memoir by Joyce Carol Oates
Sorry for your loss ?
Your relationship with God should be your only concern. Your external environment in this world will not provide you with unconditional love. Only God is the best of listeners, best of planners. He is the all knowing.
Not relevant or helpful.
My sincere condolences. Perhaps a book of prayers. Or maybe sit and write a letter to the person who passed and tell them what they meant to you. Writing is very cathartic and healing.
The Year of Magical Thinking by Joan Didion and On Grief and Grieving by Elisabeth Kubler-Ross.
I am so sorry for your loss. I worked as a hospice nurse for many years. Some recommendations:
Grieve and allow yourself to grieve. There is no time limit on how long this process takes.
Don’t make any major decisions for at least a year after the loss.
Find a hospice support group in your area. Even if your loved one wasn’t in hospice, you are welcome.
If there are little ones in you circle, I recommend the book Waterbugs and Dragon flies. It helps them understand the concept of death and its permanent nature.
Take care of you. So many times we are so worried about taking care of those around us after a loss, we forget about taking care of ourselves.
I am very sorry for your loss and will pray that you find peace soon.
?? Time is all that has worked for me but I hope you find some solace in reading.
So sorry for your loss!
So sorry for your loss
Well, it is hard when you are a mom to carve out time for grief. Audiobooks to the rescue! I put on some of my books(hearing them can really bring them alive again). Also, cooking some favorite comfort foods while listening to good stories.
I have to agree that a childhood favourite might help, when my darling Daddy died a few years ago, that was all I wanted to.read. I’m sorry for your loss.
Sorry for your loss. Maybe rereading an old favorite would be a good thing.
How about an empty journal to write through the grief process? Sending positive vibes your way. Grief is so hard to get through.
Excellent…writing through our feelings has such a therapeutic effect.?
I am so sorry!
The Year of Magical Thinking.
Let’s Take the Long Way Home.
The Art of Racing in the Rain.
Racing in the rain.
I have comfort in this passage for decades. I hope it will help you.
This helped me work through the death of my mother many many times.
Sorry for your loss.
Caitlin Doughty’s books, H is for Hawk with The Once and Future King, the Dead Moms Club, I have a whole list after losing my parents within the past year.
the Language of Flowers is very soothing. I give it to people who are grieving.
There is no ‘best way’ for coping. Life will never be the same. Take it one minute at a time. Be good to you. 🙂
I am sorry for your loss. My husband passed away March 23rd. The best book on grieving that I have read is Its Ok That You’re Not Ok.
Sorry for your loss. I always let the tears flow but hold on to your memories.
I am so sorry❤️
I am so sorry for your loss
I’m so sorry.
I’m so sorry. I don’t think a book will help right now. You need to grieve. ?
My condolences…not an easy event to deal with…the passage of time eases the hurt somewhat, but I believe that down-the-road, we will meet up with those we love who have passed on before us. Obviously, I don’t know if this is true, but I have…faith. It helps me cope…If I think of a book or story or poetry that may “speak” to you about this, I’ll share it later.
I am so sorry to hear about your loss…
I’m sorry for your loss, @Melanie.
The Year of Magical Thinking by Joan Didion, really helped me.
I just lost my dearest uncle, my foster father last night. No words to express my grief.
Year of magical thinking by didion. I read it at least once a year.
I’m so sorry, Option B or A Perfect Replica or a Figment of my Imagination. They both deal with coping with loss and finding happiness.
A kids book that my entire family loves is
The Fall of Freddie the Leaf.Leo Buscaglia
Be good and kind to yourself.
Healing After a Loss
I don’t have a book recommendation (I couldn’t focus enough to read after my sister died) but I felt like talking to family or friends about the person who passed helped me. Especially good/funny memories. If that’s too painful, maybe a walk in the woods? I bit of quiet in nature always helps me. Hugs to you
Sorry for your loss. My friend lost her husband today, not that this helps. My sincerest condolences.
A Grief Observed by C.S. Lewis or Tolstoy and the Purple Chair by NinaSankovitch
A Gift From The Sea!!! A Beautiful Story—-For All Phases Of Life!!!
My condolences on your loss. Be patient and love yourself.Give yourself plenty of time. Healing takes many forms.
so sorry, hope you are ok
Virgin Romance Novelist. It’s a hilarious book
A Year in the Grief Valley by John Pavolitz
im really sorry for ur loss. A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness helped me a lot during my dad’s illness. i hope u feel better soon. lots of love <3
The Shack help me
When this has happened to me I found I couldn’t concentrate enough to enjoy a book and I didn’t like anything I tried to read. I finally figured out it was me, not the books.
Maybe try reading Psalms in the Bible, not bc it’s religious but bc they are so beautiful and soothing. I hope you feel better soon.
I’m so sorry for your loss. I don’t have any books to recommend, just wanted to express my sympathy. Maybe give yourself a break from reading for awhile. Hope you feel better soon
When Bad Things Happen to Good People….
Five People You Meet in Heaven by Mitch Album
Sending comforting hugs and uplifting prayers.
it’s okay to not be okay by Megan Devine. sending healing thoughts your way?
I’m sorry for your loss. When you get a little further along The Year of Magical Thinking by Joan Didion is so good.
self help books because it’s not just grieving you need healing
When Bad Things Happen to Good People
I lost my son a year ago. I wish there was a magic wand to fix our broken hearts. Prayers to you, melanie.
This comment comes with my sincere condolences. The One Year Book of Hope by Nancy Guthrie was helpful and comforting to me after I lost my brother.
If you believe in God, https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/49221.A_Grief_Observed When I lost my mother it covered many of the things that went through my head as I was grieving.
my condolences to you and your family
Grief is the thing with feathers, Max Porter
I am sorry for your loss. I hope you find a book that can give you a little comfort
Grief is a thing with feathers
Joan Didion. The Year of Magical Thinking. Best wishes.
So Sorry for your loss! It’s a very hard time savor the memories! XO
Hope for the Troubled Heart by Billy Graham
the solace of your company1
Just…cry, cry, cry…eventually Nature will speak to you again…
Many lives many masters. *hugs*