The Widower’s Toolbox
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Repairing Your Life After Losing Your Spouse
The death of a spouse has a powerful impact on the widowed partner’s life. However, there is a very distinct difference in the way males and females mourn the losses of loved ones. Most men work hard to keep their grief to themselves, maintain stoic emotional control and refrain from asking others for help. This book is a compassionate guide that equips the nearly half-million widowers who lose their wives annually with the tools to deal effectively with their sorrow and tackle the important tasks and issues surrounding the deaths of spouses. Author Gerald J Schaefer shares his own personal experiences recovering and nurturing two sons after living through, coping with and ultimately healing from the pain of losing his beloved wife. Schaefer and expert grief counselor Tom Bekkers provide a take-action approach, reaching out to men in mourning around the globe by presenting over forty activities to pilot widowers through the process of bereavement: Picking Up the Pieces Healing From Within Giving Back to Others Loving Again This insightful, inspiring book channels men’s grief into constructive tasks and supplies the tools that will enable bereaved husbands to recreate fulfilling lives.
Author: Gerald J. Schaefer with Tom Bekkers, MSW, APSW
ISBN10: 0-88282-345-0 ISBN13: 978-0-88282-345-4