Don't Tell Me To Get Over It - A Journey Through Grief

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'Don't Tell Me To Get Over It' is a personal account of my journey through grief following the successive deaths of my mother and eldest son. It offers practical advice on how to cope through the tragedy of loss, both for the bereaved and also for those wishing to support them. More

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About Sylvia Berger

I am 55 years young and live in a beautiful part of Tasmania (Australia's pristine island state). I have loved writing since an early age and have had four children's picture books published and numerous magazine articles. "Don't Tell Me To Get Over It" was my first e-book. I felt compelled to write the book after the tragic and untimely death of my eldest son at just 17.
"A Baby Boomer's Take on Life" was my subsequent e-book which comprises memories of my childhood/teens in the 60's and 70's.
I have recently become a proud grandmother. My two precious granddaughters, Matilda and Hazel, are the lights of my life. I hope they will share my love of reading.

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Review by: James Jackson on Jan. 1, 2012 :
The author lost her 17 year old son to sudden, unexpected suicide. This is a mother's personal story how she experiences her grief.

Chapter 3 discusses some ways that helped her deal with grief: thinking that he is in the next room and talking to him; keeping around clothing that smelled like him; meditation, physical activities, fundraising "for the children", quiet time, and the support of friends.

Tags help readers know what's inside the book. The book could use more "tags" in addition to the one tag given: "grief".

Other appropriate tags for Don't Tell Me to Get Over It include: suicide, teenage, death, son, mother, love never dies, memories, time, spirituality, ways to cope, John Denver, Sunchine song, Stand by Me song, away on holiday and friends.

Organizations that help prevent teen suicide would be a useful resource to include at end.

The author says that she now lives for her two remaining sons. That's quite a weight for them to bear. I agree with the author that some things one never gets over. Over much time, pain can lessen.
(reviewed 5 days after purchase)
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