Losing a loved one is not something you can effectively prepare for, even in the event of declining health. There isn't a way to predict how you will feel or how it will affect you when the time comes. My husband and I lost our infant son Alex in 2003 due to a congenital heart defect. Each of us handled our grief in completely different ways. Though it is human nature to go through specific stages of grief, these stages rarely coincide when two people are coping with loss at the same time. Each individual is faced with handling the overwhelming emotions within their own heart, in their own personal way.
I wrote this book from the perspective of a wife who witnessed her husband's intense grief for his son. I have seen how it has affected his daily life and also how he has learned to live with the loss over the years. Additionally, through talking with other men and women in local and online support groups, I have seen how difficult it can be for other men to express their sadness.
In this book, I discuss different stages of grief, treatment options, and other methods that will help you get through this time where you may be feeling hopeless. My hope is that after this book, you will be more familiar with the different aspects of grief and the avenues you can take to heal and adapt in a healthy way.
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