Item description for When Your Spouse Dies: A Concise and Practical Source of Help and Advice by Cathleen L. Curry...
Overview Writing directly and sensitively about her own journey, Cathleen Curry hopes to help others deal creatively with theirs. She begins with a kaleidoscopic view of widowhood--the feelings, emotions, and actions that crowd the bereaved--and goes on to establish eight practical guideposts for getting through the first year. When Your Spouse Dies deals with a variety of practical topics including stages of grief for adults and children, the expressions of mourning, loneliness and sexuality, networks of support people, financial priorities and planning, good health practices, and the importance of spiritual growth to the healing process.
Publishers Description Writing about her own journey, Curry establishes eight practical guideposts for getting through the first year after the loss of your spouse.
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Studio: Ave Maria Press
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.14" Width: 5.35" Height: 0.31" Weight: 0.4 lbs.
Release Date Apr 1, 1990
Publisher Ave Maria Press
ISBN 0877934169 ISBN13 9780877934165
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More About Cathleen L. Curry
Curry is a graduate of Briar Cliff College and in 1988 became an Oblate of St. Benedict at Blue Cloud Abbey in South Dakota.
Cathleen L. Curry currently resides in Elk Point, in the state of South Dakota.
Reviews - What do customers think about When Your Spouse Dies: A Concise and Practical Source of Help and Advice?
heal the wound Apr 19, 2007
My husband passed away a couple months ago from an accident. He was only 29 years old and we've been married for only 4 years. We didn't have any children yet. I found this book when I visited my sister in Sydney, Australia. I went to her Catholic Church and found this book at its Library. I amazed how true what the author said about people who grief and feel. I totally can relate to how she felt when her husband died. I am so glad that I read this book because I was confused and did not know how to react, what to do and how to move on with my life. People keep saying that I am still young and there is a bright future in front of me. However, the pain of being lost by someone you love so much is unbearable and it is so hard to move on and face the day every morning without him.
Highly recommended Jan 13, 2000
The book was written by a Catholic widow age 45 whose husband died suddenly, leaving her with 9 kids. I bought this book for the husband of my (also young) friend who was killed in a car accident, leaving two very young children. I read it before giving it to him, and I thought it to be a very practical and purposeful guide that gives many "how-to" pointers in how to continue on, in addition to outlining the emotions of grief. Many books have stories on grief - working through emotions - but this one gives practical advice on finances, legal affairs, dealing with grieving children as well as healing yourself. I will let y'all know if he found it as helpful as I thought he would. It's a short read (122 pages) and is written in an easy, straightforward manner by a sympathetic writer. I would recommend this for an unexpected or young death, especially of one who left young kids behind. Even though it is Catholic-oriented, I would recommend it for those who are Christian but not Catholic as well.