Finding Your Way After Your Parent Dies
Richard B. Gilbert, Darcie D. Sims
The experience of losing a parent in death is almost universal and yet many who feel this loss for the first time are surprised at how painful it can be. Even those well into adulthood are often taken aback by the deep sense of loneliness, the sense of being orphaned that the death of a mother or father can bring. In this book, Rev Richark Gilbert has created a compassionate guide for those struggling with the loss of a parent. Bringing many years of experience in bereavement counseling, Gilbert sketches out some of the issues that arise in the wake of a parent's death and offers practical suggestions for navigating these difficulties. From the disorientation that can come immediately after death to relating to the surviving parent to healing old emotional wounds, the topics dealt with here will be of tremendous help to many. Combining a warm, empathetic approach with an expertise in grief, Gilbert's Finding Your Way After Your Parent Dies, is a resource that will be deeply appreciated by those who have lost a parent and by those ministering to them.