I Promise It Won't Always Hurt Like This

I Promise It Won't Always Hurt Like This: 18 Assurances on Grief

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Hardback Published on: 07/03/2024
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Published 07/03/2024
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'Truly the best and most insightful book about grief I have ever read' - Joanna CannonGrief is universal, but it's also as unique to each of us as the person we've lost. It can be overwhelming, exhausting, lonely, unreasonable, there when we least expect it and seemingly never-ending. Wherever you are with your grief and whoever you're grieving for, I Promise It Won't Always Hurt Like This is here to support you. To tell you, until you believe it, that things will get easier.When bestselling writer Clare Mackintosh lost her five-week-old son, she searched for help in books. All of them wanted to tell her what she should be feeling and when she should be feeling it, but the truth - as she soon found out - is that there are no neat, labelled stages for grief, or crash grief-diets to relieve us of our pain. What we need when we're grieving is time and understanding. With 18 short assurances that are full of compassion - drawn from Clare's experiences of losing her son and her father - I Promise it Won't Always Hurt Like This is the book she needed then.'A book dripping with a compassion that can only truly be laid out on the page by a Survivor of the Trenches of Grief . We need now, perhaps more than ever, beacon-makers like Clare to help guide us through our darkness' - Greg Wise'That Clare has used her own devastating experience to help others who are going through something similar is a brave and hugely laudable thing to do. A book that is both heart-breaking in its honesty and uplifting in its compassionate approach, it is beautifully written and offers - implicit in the title - hope' - Alan Titchmarsh'A true lifeline if you think no one else can possibly understand how you feel' - Jill Mansell'Beautiful, heart-breaking and yet overwhelmingly hopeful' - Mike Gayle'Written with honesty, realism, deep personal insight and hope' - Child Bereavement UK'A salve for broken hearts. Readers who've been touched by loss will find comfort in these pages.' - Publishers Weekly

  • Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
  • ISBN: 9780751584981
  • Number of pages: 288
  • Weight: 440g
  • Dimensions: 214 x 154 x 26 mm

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I Promise It Won't Always Hurt Like This
So Wise - Absolutely Recommended
Thank you to the publishers for this early review copy, now this is not something I would generally have gone and picked up in a shop because I would fear ... READ MORE
Fiona Sharp
I Promise It Won't Always Hurt Like This
I’m so pleased this book is in the world
I have just finished my (very lucky) advance copy of “I promise it won’t always hurt like this, 18 assurances on grief”. I am almost scared to try and writ... READ MORE
Natalie  Carter
I Promise It Won't Always Hurt Like This
I Promise It Won't Always Hurt Like This
I wanted to read this book to help me to support a friend who is grieving, and in that respect the book was insightful, although the book is written more f... READ MORE
I Promise It Won't Always Hurt Like This
Insightful, Compassionate and Helpful
4.5/5 stars This was a very insightful and honest treatise on a favorite author's own experience with grief. I connected (and think that many will) with... READ MORE
I Promise It Won't Always Hurt Like This
An outstanding, raw reflection.
What a brave, honest, open, raw, reflective, supportive and emotional book. The words carefully chosen, reflect so much pain, yet show a powerful story of ... READ MORE
Sarah C
I Promise It Won't Always Hurt Like This
The Grief and Heartbreak Losing a Child Can Bring.
When Clare Mackintosh lost her five-week-old son, she soon discovered that there are no neat-labelled stages of grief like many books insist. The shape of ... READ MORE
Louise Wilson
I Promise It Won't Always Hurt Like This
An emotional and caring book
I wanted to read this non-fiction book in support of, and to have more understanding for, a friend who recently lost her husband in tragic circumstances. ... READ MORE
Lynda Checkley