The Grief for my Husband, three children and I
LIVE FORWARDS is the autobiographical story of a woman whose husband dies of cancer at barely 39 years of age. From that point on, she must raise their three children by herself. Iris Lieser describes in candid and deeply moving terms her journey through the initial hours after the death of her partner, through that week until after the burial, and then through the first year. She was consciously seeking ways to engage with a supposedly unavoidable sense of grief, even though she didn’t feel sorrowful in the least. It was only during the course of the following years that she released her emotional handbrake and learned to bear her feelings during the unpredictable attacks of sorrow. At the same time, she also had to re-learn how to appreciate - without guilt - the many joys her children, family, and friends imparted.
The purpose of Iris Lieser’s book is, above all, to provide encouragement and show readers a path that can lead them out of loss. It is a book about comfort and life for all who mourn the death of a beloved partner, a good friend, or a close relative, and who cannot imagine how life will continue afterwards.
The four major phases of grief, described in an extremely personal and authentic account
Extremely valuable reading for people who are affected
Strengthened in her deep love for her husband, Iris Lieser accepts the challenge of living life alone