How to Go On Living

How to Go On Living

How to Go on Living When Someone You Love Dies

Rando, Therese





Mourning the death of a loved one is a process  all of us will go through at one time or another.  But wherever the death is sudden or anticipated,  few of us are prepared for it or for the grief it  brings. There is no right or wrong way to grieve;  each person’s response to loss will be different.  Now, in this compassionate, comprehensive guide,  Therese A. Rando, Ph.D., bereavement specialist and  author of Loss And Anticipatory  Grief, leads you gently through the painful but  necessary process of grieving and helps you find  the best way for yourself.

Whether  the death was sudden of expected, from accident,  illness, suicide, homicide, or natural causes, Dr. Rando will help you learn  to:

  • Understand and resolve your  grief.
  • Talk to children about  death.
  • Resolve unfinished business.
  • Take  care of yourself.
  • Accept the help  and support of others.
  • Get through  holidays and other difficult times of the  year.
  • Plan funerals and personal  bereavement rituals.

How To Go On  Living With Someone You Love Dies also  includes a comprehensive resource listing and a  chapter on finding professional help and support  groups.

There is no way around the  pain of loss, but there is a way through it. Dr.  Rando offers the solace, comfort, and guidance to  help you accept your loss and move into your new  life without forgetting your treasured  past.



Following the death of my wife, this book was sent to me by her best friend. It was by far the best book on dealing with grief that I read. I have since sent it to several others (including my mother-in-law and mother) who have also found some comfort in knowing that the intense and (fortunately) unfamiliar feelings associated with grief are actually normal. This would be the first resource that I would recommend to anyone dealing with the death of a loved one.

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This book helped me so much when I lost my husband in 1998. I have since bought it for several of my friends and family. The advice on the Holidays helped me the most. I wasn’t sure how I was going to get through them and with the help of this book I made it through the holiday’s much better. The book helps you to understand what you are feeling and what you going through. I can’t say enough good things about it.

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This was a well written text and has some incredible insight into the world of grieving. Even though we all grieve differently, Rando touches on some really nice topics that can help the counselor to the griever. I found it best to read this book as a resource. I would recommend picking the topic that interest you from the contents page and go from there.

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