Bereavement A guide to understanding and coping with your grief
Part of the Life Psychology Series—books written by psychologists who have practical experience, bringing together the latest thinking and practice in a clear and easy to read format, aimed at people who need a simple but effective guide for addressing their problems and improving their life. Have you been through a recent and sudden loss and want to make sense of the world and what has happened? Suffered a bereavement in the past, but still struggling to come to terms with it? Want simply to understand the process better in order to help a member of the family or friend?
Most people would agree that being human is a complicated enough business already, without the death of a loved one coming along to shake up our world. The process of bereavement can be one of the most distressing things we ever have to experience, and it can be every bit as unpredictable as it is challenging. If you are finding it difficult to keep yourself afloat during this difficult time, perhaps shying away from social situations, or struggling to control difficult emotions such as anger, or you just want to understand more about grief and how to deal with it for yourself or a loved one, this book is for you. In this book, we will guide you through the main emotions that are associated with grief, and try to make you aware of some tools that can help you deal with each emotional state that you may encounter along the way. We will consider what theories are out there that can help us try to understand the grieving process, and also look at some recent examples of how people have tackled and shared their grief. Our aim is that through understanding and communicating with your sense of grief, you can help resolve it in a healthy and permanent way, and allow yourself to move on and find the 'new normal'. "This was an informative and honest read that helped me figure out what I’m going through—and why—since my partner passed away.” "This book helped my mother and me both find ways to break our silence and begin to exchange and share what we are feeling.” “...gave me an insight of life after loss, I am still on the journey of recovery but this book helped me understand everything so much more.”
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