What Can I Do? – Ideas to Help Those Who Have Experienced Loss
Augsburg Fortress, 2007.
How can anyone truly help someone who has experienced a loss? This book is a collection of simple, concrete ideas gathered directly from those who have experienced suffering and loss, ideas of things that helped them feel cared for and comforted.
Barbara Glanz knows grief from personal experience. Her son died at a very young age and her husband of many years died recently. Although the ideas in the book come primarily from people who have lost a loved one, most of the ideas are applicable to any kind of loss: the loss of a job, a divorce, the loss of a relationship, the loss of a pet, the loss of health, a move, or desertion.
Written for the person who wants to HELP the one who is grieving, this book is filled with immediately practical ideas as well as long term, specific ways to help someone move from grieving to growth, and eventually to cherishing memories.