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My child has died and I don’t know how to relate to the world any more. Where do I go from here? Will life ever be anything but hard and dark and sad? Am I normal?

These questions and more plague bereaved parents. Judith R. Bernstein, who examines these questions in When the Bough Breaks: Forever After the Death of a Son or Daughter (1997), concludes that while one never overcomes or recovers from grief for the lost child, it is possible to live and even thrive after the unthinkable has happened.

Other books on grief include:

Sometimes Mountains Move by C. Everett Koop

Lament for a Son by Nicholas Wolterstorff

A Grief Observed by C.S. Lewis

A Sorrow Shared by Henri J.M. Nouwen

A Grief Unveiled by Gregory Floyd

Life After the Death of My Son by Dennis L. Apple

A Decembered Grief by Harold Ivan Smith

First You Die by Marie Levine

Not by Accident by Isabel Fleece

Tracks of a Fellow Struggler by John R. Claypool

Surviving the Death of a Child by John Munday

When Life is Changed Forever by Rick Taylor

I Wasnt Ready to Say Goodbye by Noel & Blair

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"No one told me that losing a child would bring such lasting grief and sorrow. I didn't know that I would feel so alone or so changed." Parents Left Behind helps bring bereaved parents together with others who share this same journey — working together to survive the storm and move forward with their lives.

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