Monday, November 5, 2018

Book Review: 'Please Be Patient, I'm Grieving: How to Care For and Support the Grieving Heart' by Gary Roe

Please Be Patient, I'm Grieving: How to Care For and Support the Grieving Heart
By Gary Roe

Review by Rebecca Johnson
"True understanding comes from listening to another's heart and accepting what's found there." ~ Gary Roe

Going through your own grief is tough and losing people you love is never easy. So how do you help friends and family in your life when they are grieving over their loses?

This book teaches you how to be a "safe person" and gives practical ideas how you can help someone with a broken heart. This book explains what it feels like to lose a loved one, whether this loss is because of death or a broken relationship. This made sense to me: "Losing a loved one is painful and traumatic...we can lose them in an instant, or we can lose them over time."

So this is not really a book for the person who is grieving it is for the person who is willing to just be there and be a friend. So many people feel abandoned in their grief, so having a friend who cares, really counts.

Editor's note: This review has been published with the permission of Rebecca Johnson. Like what you read? Subscribe to the SFRB's free daily email notice so you can be up-to-date on our latest articles. Scroll up this page to the sign-up field on your right.