nwnightowl Posted June 14, 2010 Report Share Posted June 14, 2010 Hello everyone. For anyone out there who doesn't know me I am grieving the loss of my latest jack russell Harley who passed away on April 25th. I have been devestated by his loss, but I wanted to try and do something useful for others who are grieving the loss of a fur baby. Since Harley passed away I have been like a sponge looking for any infromation that might help. I have read 3 books to date and thought I would give quick reviews. I am not a professional reviewer but I thought I would share my insights. I have a stack of about 9 books I am working on so it may take a while to finish. Some of the books were recommended via Amazon, some from other threads on this site and some from other sites and some I found looking around online. Anyway I hope this might be helpful to someone out there looking for answers. I wish the pet board people were more active, it seems like a very quiet part of this message site. I hope you each find a little peace this week. I will update as I finish more books. 1. Waking Up, Climbing Through the Darkness by Terry Wise: I was disappointed in this book, I had really high expectations for it. It is about a woman who becomes suicidal after the death of her husband. I got it because after the death of my first dog I was suicidal and I thought this might offer some insight. It reads mostly like a tribute to her therapist, while I am glad she connected with her therapist, it didn't help me any. I was looking for more dialogue about how she felt and how she did things like managing to get up in the morning, and what I found wasn't that helpful. It reads well though, I give it a B. 2. Love Never Dies, A mother's journey from Loss to Love by Sandy Goodman: I liked this book alot, it deals with after death material, is also an easy read. I got several books about the death of children because a lot of the pet books didn't seem to go deep enough for me, I wanted resources that dealt with the magnitude of loss I am feeling and I thought child loss books would be the most relevant. A- 3. How to Survive your grief, when someone you love has died by Susan Fuller: This was a useful book for about 10 minutes. It deals with all the different things you might be feeling during grief, that part was helpful to know that I wasn't going crazy. The problem is she calls almost everything normal and says if you need help find a support group or therapist. I don't know what I expected from this book, but it left me wanting more. I guess I wanted something this book wasn't designed to offer. B- My thoughts are not meant to offend anyone, I know we all grieve differently and a book I might not like might be the magic bullet for someone else. I merely wanted to offer some thoughts as I work through these resources. All the best, Elizabeth Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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