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The 16 Best Books About Dealing With Grief, According to Psychologists
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Losing someone close to you — a family member , your partner, a best friend, anyone that had an impact on your life — is truly one of the most difficult things to go through. It's hard enough to face the grieving process and all too easy to hide away and ignore it all together. I've lost a few, incredibly loved, people in my life. I've also watched close friends lose loved ones , and the process is always painful, and never simple. After losing a best friend , I shut myself down and didn't do much but hide away in my room. It wasn't until months later that I finally picked up a book suggested by friends and family that I felt like I could stand on my own again.
If my mother and I had a secret language, it was books. My mother had the perfect knack for slipping the perfect book into my hands at the perfect time. When I got my first period, I was entrusted with my own fat copy of Our Bodies, Ourselves , which I received like a diploma for graduating into womanhood. The books my mother gave me were lenses through which I looked at the world: a way to remember who I was in her eyes, and a guidebook to help me get where I wanted to go. When my mother unexpectedly passed away in May , I clearly remember wishing she could come back to life just for five minutes, so I could ask her what books to read to get me through this grief. Luckily, the community of writers I am grateful to consider as family swooped in, and sent me a lifeboat of books to comfort me during that first hard year.