No Time to Say Goodbye

No Time to Say Goodbye

Surviving the Suicide of A Loved One

Book - 1997
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Baker & Taylor
A guide for the bereaved explores the turmoil, anger, pain, social stigma, and confusion felt by those left behind

Blackwell North Amer
Suicide would appear to be the last taboo. Even incest is now discussed freely in the popular media, but the suicide of a loved one is still an act most people are unable to talk about - or even to admit to their closest family and friends. This is just one of the many painful and paralyzing truths author Carla Fine discovered when her husband, a successful young physician, took his own life in December 1989. And being unable to speak openly and honestly about the cause of her pain made it all the more difficult for her to survive.

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& Taylor

Drawing on her own ordeal following her husband's suicide, as well as the experiences of other survivors and the knowledge of professionals, the author offers guidance through the various stages of the process of grieving and reconciliation.

Publisher: New York : Doubleday, 1997
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780385480185
0385480180
Branch Call Number: 362.28 Fi 1997
Characteristics: xiv, 252 pages ; 22 cm

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Aug 16, 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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