Overview of Friend Grief and Anger
“It’s not like they’re family.”
Sound familiar? If you’re grieving the death of a friend, you’ve probably heard that from people who just don’t get it. and if it made you angry, well, you’re not alone.
In the first of a series on grieving the death of a friend, Friend Grief and Anger: When Your Friend Dies and No One Gives A Damn you’ll meet people who also struggled with anger after their friend died. And they’ll help you answer the question:”Okay, I’m angry: now what?”
Reviews for Friend Grief and Anger
Victoria Noe delicately and expertly brings the combined issue of anger and grief to the forefront in an honest and forthright manner. Her analysis is spot on as she digs into the deeper roots of the reason for one’s anger at the loss of a friend. Using the experiences of others adds an element of reality and enlightenment that further assists in rooting out the whole truth and offering an encouraging way out. Forthright, enlightening and encouraging; Friend Grief and Anger: When Your Friend Dies and No One Gives a Damn is a practical and informative guide to assist in bringing closure to the grieving process over the loss of a friend.
– Readers Favorites (5 stars)
What this book does well is allow the reader to understand that there is nothing wrong with experiencing grief in ways that are natural to the individual—whether that grief is for someone close or a popular celebrity in the news, no one can dictate a socially acceptable response, or demand that one grieve in a way that is largely perceived as appropriate. Although it is not necessarily meant to be constructive, Friend Grief and Anger takes the reader for a walk in someone else’s shoes by exploring the concept that grief is real, regardless of its form, and that we are not alone in our feelings of anger, sadness, and disappointment when working to embrace the loss of a friend.
– Windy City Reviews
But what comes across as a conversation in which I feel like I am talking with a trusted friend is really a extensively-researched effort to elevate the awareness of the experience and wide range of feelings that accompany the loss of a friend. She writes with honesty, clarity and authenticity. Book 1 explores her own experiences of anger over losing friends with lessons learned for all of us. In doing so, she validates that anger is a normal part of the grief process and legitimizes the depth of the loss experienced when a friend dies.
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