I have found a wonderful book that is really helping me understand this "grief" process. It's called THE TENDER SCAR, LIFE AFTER THE DEATH OF A SPOUSE. The author lost his wife 9-14-99 and states "this is based on my observations  and comments as some one who's been there, done that, survived, and continues to work at reaching the other side of grief". It has a Christian perspective but would be appreciated by any who care to read. He admits that no matter what others try to convince you of the one or possibly two years of the grief process, the length is indeterminate for him. This book is published in 2006 so you can see he is at 7 years but says if his book helps just one person along their journey, its worth his efforts. The cost is 9.99 at Amazon.com (some used much cheaper) or 7.99 if you have a Kindle. I don't normally promote but this book is well worth the cost. He shares many excepts from journaling to his wife, letters he's written his children, e-mails to himself from himself, many different sharings like this. So so good. Just had to let you know how very much this has helped me along my journey.. Be sure to check out some of the articles and things available here on Legacy.com also. Many of those are also very eye opening.. Have a restful night everyone.

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Thank you so much for the info. Wishing you a peaceful nite and hopefully the sun shines on you tomorrow.
Kathy, Thanks for telling us about this book. Hope it will help me like it's helped you. Take care. Hugs.
Thank you for the recommendation.
Thanks for the info. I am always open to any way to help make it through this journey. Hope you have a good day today.
I too have found a wonderful book for people of all ages it is written for adults but has pictures like a childs picture book i bought 4 copies of it, one for myselft, one for my father in law, one for my brother in law and one for my sister in law. I leave it on my coffee table so that people who visit can read it. It explains what i am going through and that everyone grieves different and for different periods. It is called Tear Soup.

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