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The Grief Club: The Secret to Getting through All Kinds of Change

Category: Book
By (author): Beattie, Melody
Subject:  FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS / Death, Grief, Bereavement
  SELF-HELP / Codependency
  SELF-HELP / Death, Grief, Bereavement
Publisher: Hazelden
Published: July 2006
Format: Book-paperback
Pages: 250
Size: 8.37in x 5.37in x 0.87in
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From The Publisher*How to move on after a major loss, such as the death of a loved one, the end of a career, or a health crisis. After author Melody Beatties son died, she found herself welcomed into new club, a circle of people who had lived through the tragic loss of a child. This was not the first club in which she unwittingly found herself. Years earlier she found herself in Twelve Step groups, first balking, then later embracing the healing principles that she now credits with saving her life. But life, Ms. Beattie writes, is all about change. Not only do loved ones die, but once successful careers can careen out of control and debilitating diseases can rob you of future plans. Smaller losses can take a toll as well. The natural process of aging leaves many people with a depleted sense of worth, and staying abreast with current technologies leaves many people feeling ill-informed and inadequate. She writes, Theres a secret to get through loss, pain and grief. If were alone we cant see who we are. When we join the club, other people become the mirror. Through them, we see ourselves and gain an understanding of what were going through. Then slowly, real slowly, we learn to accept who we see in the mirror. Then you become the mirror for them; by being honest about who you are, youll help them learn to love and accept themselves.
Biographical NoteMelody Beattie is the author of numerous books about personal growth and relationships, drawing on the wisdom of Twelve Step healing, Christianity, and Eastern religions. With the publication of Codependent No More in 1986, Melody became a major voice in self-help literature and endeared herself to millions of readers striving for healthier relationships. She lives in Malibu, California.