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We need to talk about grief : how to be a friend to the one who's left behind / Annie Broadbent.

By: Broadbent, Annie [author.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookDescription: xxii, 196 pages ; 24 cm.ISBN: 9780349403144 .Subject(s): Grief | Grief therapy | BereavementDDC classification: 155.937 Summary: When Annie Broadbent was just twenty-five her mum died of cancer. One of the hardest, and least expected, aspects of the whole experience was the way in which support from friends and family (verbal, practical and emotional) was so often varied and inadequate. We don't have a language to help people suffering from grief and we often shy away from discussing death altogether. Frustrated with seeing family and friends paralysed by their fear of death - and their reluctance to talk about it - Annie decided to share her own experience of grief and the stories of others as a way to help shed some light on the darkest moments in life. The contributors differ in age, gender and background but all have experienced 'immediate loss' - a child, parent, sibling, partner or close friend. Each contributor interviewed by Broadbent will share what helped them cope and what didn't. In addition, there will be expert advice from key charities working to support people through the grieving process.
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<p>Talking about death and grief has become something of a modern taboo. Most of us would rather avoid the subject altogether because it makes us feel anxious and awkward. When Annie Broadbent's mum died, one of the hardest parts of her experience was seeing her friends and extended family paralysed by their fear of saying or doing the wrong thing.</p> <p>Grief is an unavoidable part of life and we will all be called upon at some point to help a friend or loved one cope with the death of someone they love. We Need to Talk About Grief will help you do that. Frustrated and saddened by her own experience, Annie decided to share her story and the stories of others she has met, in order to shed light on the emotions felt by the bereaved and how best to support someone grieving for a loved one. The contributors differ in age, gender and background but all have experienced immediate loss, whether a child, parent, sibling, partner or close friend. Combined with expert advice from key charities, We Need to Talk About Grief will help you navigate the common pitfalls, such as choosing appropriate words of comfort, making practical gestures of help, how to react to crying, when to offer a hug and how often to stay in touch.</p> <p>This moving and enlightening collection of voices from the shores of grief is an invaluable guide that will help anyone wanting to comfort a grieving loved one.</p>

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When Annie Broadbent was just twenty-five her mum died of cancer. One of the hardest, and least expected, aspects of the whole experience was the way in which support from friends and family (verbal, practical and emotional) was so often varied and inadequate. We don't have a language to help people suffering from grief and we often shy away from discussing death altogether. Frustrated with seeing family and friends paralysed by their fear of death - and their reluctance to talk about it - Annie decided to share her own experience of grief and the stories of others as a way to help shed some light on the darkest moments in life. The contributors differ in age, gender and background but all have experienced 'immediate loss' - a child, parent, sibling, partner or close friend. Each contributor interviewed by Broadbent will share what helped them cope and what didn't. In addition, there will be expert advice from key charities working to support people through the grieving process.

Table of contents provided by Syndetics

  • Acknowledgements (p. ix)
  • Introduction (p. xi)
  • 1 Annie's mother (p. 1)
  • 2 Molly's husband (p. 16)
  • 3 Beatrice's sister (p. 26)
  • 4 John's partner (p. 36)
  • 5 Rose's brother (p. 46)
  • 6 Julia's mother (p. 58)
  • 7 Adam's best friends (p. 69)
  • 8 Nicola's brother (p. 78)
  • 9 Anna's son (p. 88)
  • 10 Yvonne's daughter (p. 98)
  • 11 Stewart's father (p. 109)
  • 12 Harry's father (p. 119)
  • 13 Joy's husband (p. 131)
  • 14 Norman's brother (p. 141)
  • 15 Lina's friend (p. 148)
  • 16 Ben's partner (p. 159)
  • 17 What the experts say (p. 169)
  • 18 Dos and don'ts (p. 187)
  • Resources (p. 191)
  • Bibliography (p. 197)

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