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Things Jon didn't know about. Our life after my husband's suicide
The author candidly recounts the experience of raising her family as a single parent survivor of suicide. Alongside an honest and moving account of the day-to-day practicalities and emotional impact of her husband’s death, there is advice on how to talk to children about death and suicide, how to support them as they grow up, and how to be aware of the heightened emotional risks for bereaved children. She also draws on her 25 years experience as a social worker to provide a theoretical framework for the book in which she discusses theories of grief and bereavement, issues of men's mental health, and the heightened incidence of male suicide. This book will be most helpful for widows but makes good general reading for all.
Hidden loss: miscarriage and ectopic pregnancy. 2nd revised & updated edn
This revised and updated edition recognize that miscarriage and ectopic pregnancy is a real but invisible loss. It offers insight into the emotional and medical effects, and considers the processes of grieving and recovery. Personal accounts of a number of women's – and men’s - experiences include fears about future fertility, ectopic pregnancy, spontaneous abortions and planned terminations. The book includes the reasons for pre-birth loss; the physical and emotional consequences; the impact on partners and relatives; various medical opinions, treatments and practices; and strategies and resources to aid healing. It shows parents that they are not alone and that their feelings are normal.
Valerie Hey et al
The death of a wife. Reflections for a grieving husband
When a wife dies a grieving husband faces the challenge of rebuilding his life alone. Friends, neighbours, relatives - and even his own children - can offer support and encouragement, but never replace the bond that existed between a husband and wife. This book is a collection of poignant reflections on a wife’s death with 31 brief stories and poems considering different facets of the grieving process. It considers the author’s reactions of emptiness, loss, anger and sorrow. These insights into a widower’s painful thoughts may help to point out new and hopeful direction.
The death of a husband. Reflections for a grieving wife
This book is a grieving wife's reflections on the death of her husband. She considers issues such as: her crisis of identity now she is a widow and a single woman; the dangers of becoming a ‘superwidow’; how to deal with the children; “If only” reminiscences; how to get through funeral arrangements and other household paperwork, and the overarching question Why? The book uses 40 stories
Living with loss. A guide for the widowed
The author’s husband died suddenly aged forty-three. Drawing on her personal experience and on interviews with other bereaved widows, the book attempt to show how the healing process can be assisted and that life can be enjoyable again. It shows how friends, organisations and resources can all help. It discusses problems surrounding a suddenly bereaved woman such as sex, money, raising children alone and loss of identity, as well as a range of emotions including sorrow, anger and despair. The author deals with the subject of widowed bereavement with honesty and clarity.
Liz McNeill Taylor
This is our child. How parents experience the medical world
When a child has a serious illness, parents and other children often find the situation hard to accept and cope with. They find themselves in alien, traumatic situations where medical personnel, their machinery, and medications seem to take centre stage. This collection of accounts by parents and teenagers gives personal insights into their experiences of the medical world, each followed by a brief medical perspective. This book will be helpful to all professionals working with children and may also help families in similar situations to facilitate discussion with professionals. It describes how others have endured, coped with, and eventually survived the experience.
Antonya Cooper & Valerie Harpin