The Healing Power of Love:
TRANSCENDING THE LOSS OF A SPOUSE TO NEW LOVE
by Gloria Lintermans and Marilyn Stolzman, Ph.D., L.M.F.T.
Available for the first time as an e-book at Amazon.com!
THE HEALING POWER OF LOVE: Transcending the Loss of a Spouse to New Love is a collection of twelve beautifully and honestly told, uplifting and inspirational stories of new, loving relationships following the loss of a spouse or partner. Authors Lintermans and Stolzman recognize the life-affirming, vitally important, next step following mourning the loss of a spouse or partner. The often disquieting yet exhilaratingly overlap of grieving and finding new love can only unfold through a commitment to healthy grieving and the willingness to move forward.
"One of the many steps to recovery after the death of a spouse is recognizing some of the positives the future may hold. For some, this may include the possibility of one day forming a new love relationship. This book takes the reader through twelve real-life stories of people who did just that. Each story includes the perspectives of the two partners and that of the authors, and deals with issues of fear, accommodating ongoing love and grief for the deceased spouse, creating a working format for a new relationship, and coming to enjoy a new phase of life. There's no panacea for the pain of losing a spouse, but perhaps the most important message in this book is that, when it becomes possible again, it's wise to live in the present and to be open to new sources of fulfillment." Beth
"Anyone who is still reeling from the loss of a spouse, yet sees the hopeful potential of loving again will find welcome support and validation in this book. This collection of personal stories does a beautiful job of helping widows, widowers and their family members to deal with the sometimes uncomfortable or unwelcome subject of moving on to a life with a new love. Lintermans offers hope, support and validation with her trademark warmth, open-mindedness and wisdom." Emily
Causes Gloria Lintermans Supports
Environment California, The Audubon Society, University of Washington Foundation, American Cancer Society, Sierra Club Foundation, and Heifer Project...