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So Easy to Love, So Hard to Lose
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I have recently finished “So Easy to Love, So Hard to Lose” and wanted to share my review in hopes that it will benefit anyone who has recently lost the love of their life.

Both my 13 and 15 year old huskies passed away within the last 3 months. They were like my kids and the loss has been near debilitating at times. A dear friend recommended this book and I’ll admit I hesitated reading it at first. I was scared of the feelings it might bring back, bargaining with myself whether I really needed it or not; I tried to rationalize my way out of it every way imaginable. I’m now kicking myself for not reading it sooner.


I will highlight the elements I found particularly helpful.

The way the book was formatted, one page of content per one page of journaling, kept me engaged. This interactive format made me ‘invest’ into my grief work than if it was all content. Of course there were questions that I definitely avoided answering and told myself, ‘That’s enough for tonight, I'll do it later' but those turned out to be the most helpful.

The author addresses many different loss scenarios that I thought wouldn’t be relevant to me but reading about them opened my eyes to how it ‘could have been’. It gave me a new perspective on my losses and helped me see the positive elements in each scenario.

A sliding scale at the end of certain sections encouraged me to ‘check-in’ with myself and my feelings at the present moment. It wasn’t always on the positive side of the scale for me, but bit by bit it gradually moved in the right direction.

I started the book feeling 100% sad 100% of the time as my beginning ‘check-in’ suggested. The fact that I am actually able to remember happy times with my babies and smile speaks volumes of the progress I made with the help of the workbook. Maybe that would have happened eventually without the book, but the content and the work helped me get there in a positive, constructive way. It helped me think about each factor of their lives, when all I was able to think about was their passing. It helped me find, cherish and embrace the beauty in everything we shared, and still share.

I am so so very fortunate that my friend recommended this book to me. I hope you find this book as helpful as I did.

Jen Jakacki
on the Bridge to Healing
for Boo and Bird

This book is amazing! I'm in such a fog but you make me think by asking the right questions. Its amazing what my mind comes up with!

It feels so good to write about Madison. It's great therapy to write about a beloved pet. It helps to put the feelings into words and then read it.
 
When I feel down and bored, I pull out your book and fill in a page or two.

I love this book!

Francesca Cespedes
on the Bridge to Healing
for Madison