My father passed away last week, and as I do not have the time or financial resources to sit down with a grief counselor, I chose to do the next best thing—I bought a book written by an expert in bereavement.
I’ve come to the conclusion that shopping for a book which deals with grief is a highly individualized process for each person. While grief is universal, each person’s process of doing so is unique, so needs will vary. After browsing through available selections, I chose Healing Grief, Finding Peace: 101 Ways to Cope with the Death of Your Loved One by Dr. Louis E LeGrand.
I have not made my way through the entire book yet, but what I like so much about this particular offering is that you don’t have to read the chapters in chronological order. You can pick and choose what you feel you need to read given your current coping requirements. And what I have read so far has been more than helpful.
Please feel free to pass this recommendation on to those who might be interested. And if you have any suggestions of your own, please feel free to share them in the comments section.