• Healing a Spouse's Grieving Heart

  • 100 Practical Ideas After Your Husband or Wife Dies
  • By: Alan D. Wolfelt PhD
  • Narrated by: John Pruden
  • Length: 2 hrs and 45 mins
  • 4.7 out of 5 stars (52 ratings)

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Healing a Spouse's Grieving Heart

By: Alan D. Wolfelt PhD
Narrated by: John Pruden
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Publisher's Summary

Helping widows and widowers learn how to cope with the grief of losing their helpmate, their lover, and perhaps their financial provider, this guide reveals how to find continued meaning in life when doing so seems difficult. 

Bereaved spouses will find advice on when and how to dispose of their mate's belongings, dealing with their children, and redefining their role with friends and family. Suggestions are provided for elderly mourners, young widows and widowers, unmarried lovers, and same-sex partners. The information and comfort offered apply to individuals whose spouse died recently or long ago.

©2013 Alan Wolfelt, PhD (P)2019 HighBridge, a division of Recorded Books

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I DONT BELIEVE I WOULD HAVE MADE IT

I was so desperate for something, anything to help me with the pain after my husband died in a house fire as I watched it burn and was powerless, I almost lost my mind until I found this book omg ty

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Must read for grieving spouse particularly widower

I found this book most helpful in normalizing all that I am feeling, now two months after my soulmate passed.
I would recommend most beneficial if started no earlier than three weeks after spouse passing to identify fully and incorporate carpe diet.

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not being afraid

this book gave me new refound strength one day at a time. I love the way he outlines it as if he was sitting here with me and understanding what I'm going through. thank you very much.

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idealistic. stopped listening half way through.

idealistic views, not reality. carpet diem ideas theories but unrealistic. stopped listening half way through. would not suggest as a book for a lost spouse

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If you are grieving or have experienced loss, listen to this book

I recently lost my wife. I found this book extremely useful to help me understand my grief and how to navigate my way through it. As the author so clearly states, grieving is a journey without a precise destination or itinerary. Grief will always be with you. You experience different feelings, all or any of which can come back to you at any time. But in the end you learn to live with grief, and come to peace with it.

In this book Dr. Wolfelt gives 100 suggestions about how you can deal with your grief. Some may apply some may not. Pick and choose what works for you. At the end of every suggestion he gives an action that you can take right now - today - to help you in your grief process.

I purchased this as an audiobook but also ordered a hard copy to give to a friend in my grief group. I highly recommend taking the time to either listen to or read this book.

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it Takes a bit to get use to this reader

It could be just me but the cadience of the reading and the voice took some getting use to.
However the information was good in my opinion to get through.

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Great listen for widowers!

I found this book to be very helpful and best of all, I have realized after listening to this book, that my grieving process is normal.