Recovering from the Loss of a Sibling
by Katherine Fair Donnelly


A book of hope and healing, Recovering From the Loss of a Sibling is the first book for those who have experienced the death of a brother or sister. It addresses the many questions, fears and feelings of surviving siblings of all ages, such as:

  • Will this soon happen to me?
  • It should have been me. Why wasn't it?
  • God must have punished me for the time when I was so mean to my brother.
  • My sister was my parents' favorite and I don't seem to count to them.
  • At work, they have no idea what I'm going through.
  • They think I'm just a sibling.
  • All the focus is on my parents, not my grief.

When a brother or sister dies, surviving siblings may receive little support or even recognition of their pain. Parents are so grief-stricken at the loss of a child that they often find themselves unable to cope with the needs of their surviving children. With family and friends concentrating on the parents' tragedy, the suffering of siblings often goes unnoticed.

These intimate, true stories provide valuable insight . . .sisters and brothers share their innermost feelings, wanting others to gain comfort from their experiences.

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