Dr Joyce Brothers Widowed Author:Dr Joyce Brothers In 1989, Dr. Joyce Brothers' husband of more that thirty years, Dr. Milton Brothers, passed away. As a widow, Dr. Brothers found herself emotionally lost and alone, at sea in an ocean of grief that at times threatened to drown her. Widowed is the story of how she dealt with her despair, how she overcame the loneliness, and gradually was able to ... more »put her life back together. It is a very, very, personal story of lasting lover.More than that, however, it conveys Dr. Brothers' hope that others anyone who has lost a parent or loved one can benefit from what she learned.
As she says in the opening chapter "I cannot promise a widow that what I have to say in this book will blunt her raw sense of loss or banish her loneliness. What I can do is chart the course of the pain, horrendous, unceasing and cruel, that we call grief and reassure her that this is normal and that all widows travel the same road. And I can offer hope."
When Joyce met Milt, she was still just a teenager. She knew then, however, that she wanted to be with him for the rest of her life. The years they had together were wonderful for her, he had his successful private medical practice and she became America's best know psychologist, a best selling author and media celebrity. They shared everything her first media successes, raising a daughter, creating a weekend country home, growing older. Yes this was the person she wanted to be with until the day she died.. only he died first.
More than just a book on coping with loss, Widowed is a truly touching story of one woman's struggle with pain and anguish. Dr. Brothers recounts confronting the grief of loneliness and loss head on, refusing to surrender to self pity. She avoids hollow and cliched phrases of inspiration to deal instead with her feelings directly. The book is filled with stories that every woman and man who has lived though the death of a spouse will immediately recognize as real and honest. To many readers who has trusted Dr. Joyce Brothers for decades who have turned to her books and columns for advice will find tremendous support here.« less