The death of someone close - a family member, spouse or partner - results in overwhelming grief, yet all-too-frequently society expects people to move on in as soon as they can. I Can't Stop Crying looks at grieving as a painful but necessary process. The authors emphasise the importance of giving permission to grieve and suggest steps for rebuilding life without the one who is gone. Also examined is the affect on relationships with family and friends, as well as lifestyle, work and hopes for the future. Includes an appendix listing useful resources.
John Martin has extensive experience in bereavement counselling for individuals and groups. He has lectured on grief and bereavement and taught bereavement support skills to physicians, health care professionals, and volunteers. He also contributed to I Don't Know What to Say: How to Help and Support Someone Who Is Dying by Dr. Robert Buckman. Frank Ferris, MD, is a palliative care specialist at the Institute for Palliative Medicine in San Diego.