Includes bibliographical references (pages 131-132).
pt. 1. Grief : it's so hard when someone you love dies. Grief work ; Permission to do what you need to do ; The three Rs -- pt. 2. The heart : recognizing effects on your emotions. Loneliness ; Anger ; Guilt ; Hopelessness -- pt. 3. The head : recognizing effects on your life. Whats the change? ; Family and friends ; Dates can be painful reminders of a loss ; God, where were you when I needed you most? ; No God ; Saying goodbye ; How do I grieve? ; Learning to live without your loved one.
The death of someone close can result in feelings of overwhelming grief, but society expects people to recover from loss as quickly as possible Martin and Ferris reveal grief as a painful but necessary process to go through in order, ultimately, to recover from the loss of a loved one.