To Go On Living When Someone You Love Dies by Therese Rando
A detailed discussion of grief; there are chapters about grief & what it does to you & what to expect; sudden vs anticipated death; resolving your grief; practical suggestions for dealing with holidays & other issues.
- Counseling the Grieving Throughout the Life Cycle by David Crenshaw
Addresses grieving at various life stages: preschool children, school-age children, adolescents, young adults, adults in midlife, the elderly.
- Healing Your Grieving Heart: 100 Practical Ideas by Alan Wolfert
- To Live Again by Catherine Marshall
- Confessions of a Grieving Christian by Zig Ziglar
- Dare to Trust, Dare to Hope Again: Living With Losses of the Heart by Kari West
- Restore My Soul: A Grief Companion by Lorraine Peterson
- Don't Take My Grief Away by Doug Manning
- Angel Catcher: A Journal of Loss and Remembrance by Kathy & Amy Eldon
Grieving As Fast As I Can by Linda Feinberg
Highly recommended; it is subtitled "How Young Widows and Widowers Can Cope and Heal". There is a section on pregnant widows.
to the Other Side of Grief by Susan Zonnebelt-Smeenge & Robert
Both authors had spouses die at young ages; she is a psychologist and he is a pastor, and they each discuss various topics from their respective perspective; specifically written for both widows and widowers.
- Loss and Found: How We Survived the Loss of a Young Spouse by Kathy & Gary Young
- Widowed by Dr. Joyce Brothers
- The Mourning Handbook: A Complete Guide for the Bereaved by Helen Fitzgerald
- Companion Through the Darkness: Inner Dialogues on Grief by Stephanie Ericsson
- The Journey by YWBB member Carol Sanzone
Wasn't Ready To Say Goodbye by Brooke Noel & Pamela Blair
A very helpful book dealing strictly with sudden death situations EXCEPT for the resources section, which has many listings and is not limited to sudden death.
- Living With Grief After Sudden Loss by Kenneth J. Doka
to Widow by Genevieve Ginsburg
Somewhat more geared at those without children; intended as a sort of book substitute for a support group; addresses topics like cleaning out the closet, wedding rings, not being like divorce.
Your Way After Your Spouse Dies by Marta Felber
Two page chapters offering suggestions for making the journey through grief, accompanied by prayers and scripture passages.
Your Spouse Dies by Cathleen Curry
Deals with practical issues in the context of spirituality and her personal journey.
- For Women Who Grieve: Embracing Life After the Death of Your Partner by Tangea Tansley
- Griefquest: Men Coping with Loss by Robert Miller
- Grief Therapy for Men by Linus Mundy
- Men & Grief: a guide for men surviving the death of a loved one by Carol Staudacher
- When Men Grieve by Elizabeth Levang
Your Child Through Grief by Mary Ann Emswiller and James Emswiller
This is the book that aims to help the parent do what he/she can to help his/her children grieve appropriately so that the answer to the question "Will my child be okay" is "yes". Highly recommended and full of practical advice, it covers all ages through older teens and topics such as holidays and communication and has a suggested reading list for various ages.
- Ten Talks Parents Must Have with Their Children about Violence by Dominic Cappello
- The Right Book, The Right Time: Helping Children Cope by Martha C. Grindler, Stratton, McKenna, Stratton, Michael McKenna
- Parenting Through Crisis : Helping Kids in Times of Loss, Grief, and Change by Barbara Coloroso
Your Grieving Heart for Kids by Alan Wolfelt
Has brief discussion of "100 practical ideas" children for children to help them cope with their grieving.
Grieving Child: A Parent's Guide by Helen Fitzgerald
Directed at parents, covers a wide variety of topics that may come up with grieving children. Keys to Helping Children Deal With Death and Grief by Joy Johnson Addresses a number of topics according to age.
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