Shattered

surviving the loss of a child
Gary Roe
Book - 2017

"Unthinkable. Unbelievable. Heartbreaking. Whatever words we choose, they all fall far short of the reality. The loss of a child is a terrible thing. How do we survive this? Can we? Shattered: Surviving the Loss of a Child was written to help."--Back cover.

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Bibliographic Details
Main Author: Roe, Gary (Author)
Format: Book
Language:English
Published: Wellborn, TX : Healing Resources Publishing, 2017.
Edition:First print edition.
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505 0 |a Opening remarks : what this book is all about -- Part 1. The emotional impact -- Shock : "this can't be real!" -- Stunned : "I can hardly talk" -- Surreal : "This is weird" -- Sadness : "It's all so sad" -- Anger : "I might explode!" -- Anxiety : "I'm anxious about everything now" -- Fear : "I'm terrified" -- Guilt : "It's my fault" -- Bitter : "I feel poisoned" -- Numb : "I'm not sure I feel anything" -- Lost : "I feel like a shadow" -- Depressed : "The color is gone" -- Part 2. The mental impact -- Confusion : "I don't know which end is up" -- Crazy : "I feel unhinged at times" -- Racing thoughts : "My mind spins" -- Forgetfulness : "I forget stuff and lose things" -- Concentration : "I can't seem to focus" -- Addictions : "I'm running, pure and simple" -- Suicidal thoughts : "I want to die too" -- Part 3. The physical impact -- Physical symptoms : "My body is falling apart" -- Sleep disturbances : "Sleep? What's that?" -- Identification symptoms : "What's going on?" -- Fatigue : "I'm tired all the time" -- Clumsiness : "I bump into walls" -- Anxiety-depression : "I'm panicky and depressed, too!" -- Part 4. The spiritual impact -- Spiritual confusion : "I'm not sure what I believe anymore" -- Anger with God : "How could God let this happen? -- Spiritual searching : "Where is she now?" -- Spiritual numbness : "I feel dead inside" -- Guilt-punishment : "God won't forgive me, and I can't forgive myself" -- Part 5. The relational impact -- Unsupportive family : "Family hardly talks to us now" -- Supportive family : "Family has made all the difference" -- Friends : "Where did everyone go?" -- Work : "Work is weird" -- People of faith : "Some are helpful, some aren't" -- Marriage : "We are drifting apart" -- Our other kids : "How do we help them and ourselves too?" -- Toxic people : "People can be insensitive and mean" -- Safe people : "I can be myself with him" -- New support : "We've found some kindred spirits" -- Counseling : "I didn't think it would help" -- A recovery team : "Thanks to them, I'll make it" -- Part 6. Future impact -- Identity crisis : "Who am I now?" -- Purpose : "Everything feels meaningless" -- Memorials : "I can almost see him smiling" -- Holidays : "Can't we just skip the holidays?" -- Birthdays and anniversaries : "Certain days are hard!" -- Helping siblings : "How do we help the other kids?" -- Endurance : "Does it ever get any better?" -- Finding hope : "I'll learn to live again" -- Concluding thoughts : a personal perspective on grief and loss -- Helpful Scriptures -- Hints for group discussion -- A request from the author -- Additional resources. 
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