The Intimacy of Death and Dying

The Intimacy of Death and Dying

Simple Guidance to Help You Through

Book - 2009
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A warm, reassuring and very practical book on dealing with death and dying   The death of a loved one can be one of life's most challenging times and this accessible and reassuring guide provides readers with comfort and direction to help them through this difficult period. Covering such varied situations as losing someone to suicide, grieving when you have no body to grieve over, and supporting someone with a terminal illness, this book is filled with practical strategies and heartfelt advice--from how to talk about death and dying with children to preparing for your own funeral, and from dealing with personal grief to comforting loved ones in their last days. It includes a number of firsthand accounts from those who have survived the death of a loved one, helping readers cope with and prepare for life's last great adventure.
Publisher: Crows Nest, NSW, Australia : Allen & Unwin, c2009
ISBN: 9781741758948
Branch Call Number: 306.9 LEI
Characteristics: xiv, 250 p. : ill. ; 20 cm
Additional Contributors: Virago, Zenith
McShane, Trypheyna


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Aug 31, 2016

Why is it so traumatic, I have just been through the toughest year of my life trying to deal with the death of my Love and my father and there have been many times when I thought that being dead myself would surely be better than trying to deal with the death of two people that were a significant part of my life and all the misery that went with it. What I want to know is, what is the point of grief, why is it so awful to the point that you feel your own life is not worth living, why is the experience so shocking and what do we really gain from it. I know I am not the same person and that everything is different now, I don't view that as a bad thing really but what it took me to get to the other side of this is something I find hard to deal with and I wonder what your thoughts are on grief? Can we ignore it and just get on with our lives because some people seem able to do that, whereas I couldn't carry on, I couldn't even function at all for months and months. Maybe that's a tough journey

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