This was the best book I read about losing a parent. My mother was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer and was dead in about six months. It was a tremendous loss for myself and four siblings. My therapist recommended this book along with my therapy and it really helped me moved through my stages of grief.
Death is a part of life. And no is alone with their feelings about their parents when they die.
I highly recommend this book to anyone who has lost a parent, has a dying parent or is just struggling with grief. It sure helped me.
This book was very helpful when my father died. I highly recommend it.
When my father passed away, almost 2 years ago now, I lamented to a few of my closest that there were no books out there for my particular situation.
After reading 'When Parents Die', I kind of get why that is.
Everyone's experience with their parents - in life, and in death - is so unique that there is no way there could be one book that could help us all. Myers goes out of his way to try, showing how situations may be if you had a close relationship, or a strained one, or if you're in your 20s or your 60s when your parents die. But the reality is, we all fall under so many different categories, that it still falls short.
This is a great book as a general guide. He includes a lot of resources in the appendices that could be very helpful to many people.
But as soon as someone writes the "I stopped talking to my dad when I was 18 because he was a violent alcoholic and then he tried stalking me and then he drank himself to death and I didn't love him but I still feel bad for him and sometimes I dream about him" book, let me know, okay?