The loss of a friend or lover can be one of the most painful and
disorienting experiences life can offer. Life seems bleak and
empty, your mind becomes a pool of muddled thoughts. Losing your
spouse is even more painful and the grief a person feels when
they have to struggle through the grieving process can be overwhelming.
When you are trying to pick up the pieces and move on, it helps
to know that there is someone out there who understands what you
are going through. Marta Felber has dedicated this book to the
reader with the hope that it will be of help in the journey through
Drawing on her training as a therapist and her experiences in
self-healing after the death of her husband, she has written this
guide as if she was a friend sitting with you and you were both
drinking a cup of tea. She starts by expressing her heartfelt
sorrow for the reader's loss and then proceeds to speak from the
heart in small easy-to-read chapters. She deals with the deepest
feelings in a very gentle way.
She talks about how you should accept crying as a natural process,
how you can start a journal and how you must still think about
eating well and exercising even in this stage of grief. She speaks
of how to forgive, accept and let the healing process begin.
I think this is a book everyone should read whether they have
experienced a loss or not because all of us will come into contact
with someone in our lives who is experiencing loss. This will
not only help you understand grief, but will allow you to understand
what someone is going through. I think this book could also be
used for when you have lost a very good friend who is very important
to you as some of the same principles apply.