Coping With Grief and Resource Books
Coping with grief
Here are some things to remember:
There is no finish line. This is not a race. Grief has its own timespan, unique to you.
There is no timeframe when pain and grief are completed.
What will and can happen as you allow your grief, is that you will learn to live differently with pain.
Anger will happen. So will fear, peace, joy, guilt, confusion, and a range of other emotions. You should expect a variety of intense emotions, often several of them at once.
You will be exhausted from grief.
Grief can make you feel crazy. This does not mean you are crazy.
There is no way to do grief "wrong." It may be painful, but it is never wrong.
Everyone grieves differently.
You may experience physical symptoms from your grief.
You grieve because you love and love is a part of you. Love changes, but does not end.
Suggested books for Children, Teens and Adults:
A Terrible Thing Happened: Margaret M Holmes (children)
A Time To Grieve: Carol Staudacher (adults)
Badger’s Parting Gifts: Susan Varley (children)
Common Threads of Teenage Grief: Janet Tyson and Teens Who Know (teens)
Empty Cradle, Broken Heart: Deborah L. Davis, PhD (adults)
Healing Your Grieving Heart: Alan D. Wolfelt, PhD (adults)
Healing Your Grieving Heart for Teens: 100 Practical Ideas: Alan D. Wolfelt, Ph.D. (teens)
Help for the Hard Times: Getting Through Loss: Earl Hipp (teens)
I Wasn't Ready To Say Goodbye: Pamela Blair PhD & Brook Noel (adults)
I’ll Always Love You: Hans Wilhelm (children)
Living with Loss, One Day at a Time: Rachel Kodanaz (adults)
Memories Of My Sister/Dealing With Sudden Death: Linda Rener, MPH, MSN, RN (adults)
The Tender Scar/Life After The Death Of A Spouse: Richard L. Mabry (adults)
When Your Grandparent Dies: Victoria Ryan (children)