Healing a Parent's Grieving Heart: 100 Practical Ideas
The unthinkable has happened: your child has died. The normal circle of life has been broken and you have outlived your child. How do you go on? What can you do with your pain? Where do you turn? What do other grieving parents do not only survive, but over time and with the support of others, to live and love fully again? This book offers 100 practical ideas that have helped other grieving parents understand and reconcile their grief. Common challenges for grieving parents, such as dealing with marital stress, helping surviving siblings, dealing with hurtful advice and exploring feelings of guilt, are also addressed. Whether your child was young or an adult, whether your loss was recent or many years ago, this compassionate and easy-to-use resource will be a source of comfort and healing.
From the Foreword by Andrea Gambill, Editor of Bereavement magazine: “Access to this kind of help when my daughter died would have made a major difference in my grief. I would have draped this gem over a silken cord and worn it around my neck 24 hours a day. I recommend one for your bedside table, one for your car, one for your desk and one for everyone who cares about you.”
Author: Alan D. Wolfelt, Ph.D.