Getting to the Other Side of Grief: Overcoming the Loss of a Spouse

The authors, a clinical psychologist and a pastor and professor, offer comfort and guidance to those mourning their spouse s death Both suffered the loss of a spouse at a relatively young age, and their empathy, combined with psychological insights, biblical observations, and male and female perspectives, help readers experience grief in the healthiest, most complete way.
Getting to the Other Side of Grief Overcoming the Loss of a Spouse The authors a clinical psychologist and a pastor and professor offer comfort and guidance to those mourning their spouse s death Both suffered the loss of a spouse at a relatively young age and the

  • Title: Getting to the Other Side of Grief: Overcoming the Loss of a Spouse
  • Author: Susan J. Zonnebelt-Smeenge Robert C. De Vries
  • ISBN: 9780801058219
  • Page: 322
  • Format: Paperback
  • 1 thought on “Getting to the Other Side of Grief: Overcoming the Loss of a Spouse”

    1. My brother gave me this book as a gift, which he purchased at a Christian bookstore. It's a self-help grief book for people whose spouses died, and it's written by two widowed people. It explores different areas of grief and widowhood, in the same format each chapter: after a brief introduction, half the chapter is written by one author, under the heading, "The Psychologist Says"; the other half of the chapter is written by the other author, under "The Pastor Says."If you're looking for an overt [...]

    2. This is probably the best book on grief I have read so far. Having lost my husband in March, this gave me some very practical things to do over the course of the first year that would help me process the grief in useful way. Both authors lost spouses and found each other in the interest of helping others and writing a book. One author is a psychologist and the other a pastor. Their advice is separated from each other ("The psychologist says" and "the pastor says") if you just want one view or th [...]

    3. This is a book I will read over and over because depending on where I am in my grief, I will be able to hear the comforting words from two people who know what it's like to have loved so deeply and lost so incredibly. The reminder that I was a whole person before my spouse died and after is refreshing and helps me look up and forward instead of down and back. The perspective of a psychologist and a pastor is incredible and I am pleased to have read this book.

    4. This book was soooo good! It was written by a woman (Psychologist) and a man (Pastor) who have both lost spouses and ended up marrying each other. It had both a man and a woman's point of view as well as a clinical and ecclestiastical viewpoint! It also had journaling activities to do. I found it very helpful. Sorry friends, I've been on a run of self-help books. I think this is my 12 th. Time to read something else!

    5. This book was not helpful at all. I started it five days after my husband died suddenly.The author's giving a timeline on when to get rid of your deceased spouse's clothes, etc was ridiculous. This book may provide comfort to some, the only satisfaction I will get out of it is when I throw it in the garbage can.

    6. This book is written by a clinical psychologist and a minister. It provide both view on many areas of grieving. It is the best book that I have read on grieving the loss of a spouse. I would recommend this to anyone who has lost thier spouse.

    7. I started reading this a few months after my husband passed away, but got into only the first chapter I just couldn't read it at that point. I picked it up again six months after he died and the book made sense to me and helped out a lot.

    8. Helpful, practical and written by two authors who have lost their spouse and know first hand what is involved in losing your spouse

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