Book Reviews of How to Survive the Loss of a Love

How to Survive the Loss of a Love
How to Survive the Loss of a Love
Author: Harold H. Bloomfield, Melba Colgrove, Peter McWilliams
ISBN-13: 9780553229103
ISBN-10: 0553229109
Publication Date: 6/1982
Pages: 119
Rating:
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5 stars, based on 2 ratings
Publisher: Bantam Books
Book Type: Paperback
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Helpful Score: 6
A MUST READ for anyone experiencing heartbreak. Lightly and clearly written, this book offers plain English insight and understanding for those grieving and ultimately relieves the hopelessness of even the most devastating broken heart! Applicable to a myriad of losses...from death to divorce...whether your dog or your soul mate. Disillusioned? Hopeless? Helpless? Lost? Hurting? Numb? Whatever your grieving is for you personally, this is the first step OUT of the dark! Gives you hope for the future and begins the journey of healing. I have gifted this book many, many times to friends in pain...which is how it was revealed to me! It saves lives! Highest recommendation!
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Helpful Score: 4
This book covers the loss of a loved one thru' death or seperation. Also the loss of a job, a home, a friend - any loss that makes you feel hurt and alone. Very helpful for everyone.
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Helpful Score: 3
A wonderful book to deal with all kinds of losses. If you are considering getting this, just do it. You won't regret it.
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Helpful Score: 3
As Cheesy as it comes across this book offers a person struggling from a major loss of love from thier lives a way of thinking that help a person get out of the shade and back into the sunlight of life and loving again even after we have been hurt.
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Helpful Score: 2
If you've ever lost a loved one, this book provides you with information to help you cope with the loss.
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Helpful Score: 1
This was actually pretty good. It gives really good points and it really speaks to the heart. I would give this to anyone who is going through this.
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Helpful Score: 1
Very helpful - lots of good do-able suggestions.
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Helpful Score: 1
'How to Survive the Loss of a Love' is the most directly helpful book on the subject of loss ever written.

Clear, simple, comforting, inspiring--it gives the reader what he or she needs at each step in the process of recovering from a loss.

It's the kind of book you should hand everyone who's lost a friend, a lover, a mate or a dream.
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Helpful Score: 1
good book
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Helpful Score: 1
This book, required reading by my therapist at the time, helped me through divorce and depression. I have held on to it for a long time.
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One of my favorite books when I went thru my divorce 15 years ago. So relateable and highly recommended if you lost a love.
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First Aid for emotional hurt and a little 2nd Aid too!
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in print a long time-a classic. great advice on surviving loss of love, health, job and many other emotional stressors
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Emotional healing for broken hearts - excellent!, May 24, 2000
Reviewer: Peter A. Kindle (Manvel, TX United States)

Let's face it, abandonment hurts. There would be more charity in murder. But, if your heart has been broken, if you are the one who wanted the relationship to work, if you are the one left behind - this is the perfect book for you. Buy it.
In it you will find short, one page chapters chock full of important reminders, proverbs, advice and practical suggestions. Throughout the message is constant - let yourself hurt, take responsibility for your own pain and your own healing, you will survive, you will smile again, life really is worth living.

Accompanying every chapter is a short, one page, free verse poem. Nothing has ever helped me feel more than these did.

I read most of this book while sitting in a city park one sunny, Sunday afternoon. All around me were families playing with their children. Inside I was bleeding, and frequently crying. It took at least two more years to get over being dumped, but my healing started that day. Maybe your's will, too.
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The book is designed to help with many different kinds of loss, not just the loss of a loved one, but the loss of a job, money, etc. . "When an emotional injury has taken place, the body begins a process as natural as the healing of a physical wound. Let the process happen.
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From the back cover:

One of the most directly helpful books on the subject of loss ever written, the first edition of this comforting and inspiring book, published in 1976, sold nearly two million copies. This completely revised and expanded edition encompasses not only the medical and psychological advances in the treatment of loss, but also the authors' own experiences.
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"This remarkable book deals in a warm, informative and directly helpful way with one of themost common (and certainly most painful ) of human experiences -- loss. Written by a psychologist, a psychiatrist and a poet, this kindly, witty andcompanionable book is a unique guide to overcoming grief and unhappiness -- a practical manual for emotional survival.
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I first read this back in the '80's and it is just as relevant today as it was then. It is an excellent book for anyone who has suffered the loss of someone they love. I highly recommend it!
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Let's face it, abandonment hurts. There would be more charity in murder. But, if your heart has been broken, if you are the one who wanted the relationship to work, if you are the one left behind - this is the perfect book for you.
In it you will find short, one page chapters chock full of important reminders, proverbs, advice and practical suggestions. Throughout the message is constant - let yourself hurt, take responsibility for your own pain and your own healing, you will survive, you will smile again, life really is worth living.

Accompanying every chapter is a short, one page, free verse poem. Nothing has ever helped me feel more than these did.

I read most of this book while sitting in a city park one sunny, Sunday afternoon. All around me were families playing with their children. Inside I was bleeding, and frequently crying. It took at least two more years to get over being dumped, but my healing started that day. Maybe your's will, too.
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This book truly helped me through some very dark times. I am not one for self-help books, at all, but this one is written in an unusual style: haiku-like, poetic, simple, beautiful -- with excellent suggestions on the back page of each poem. Probably the most useful thing I did for myself during those days; I am so glad I found this book!

About this book, Larry King says: "Brilliantly done. Very, very helpful to many, many people."
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good book