Previously published as The Living Half, this redesigned book titled All Alone traces the author's feelings and progress as she worked through her sorrow over her husband's unexpected death. In a sensitive and helpful way, she discusses the grief process, from the shock to the guilt, anger, and depression that lead to an eventual resolution. She offers suggestions on how to handle the range of emotions that last over days, weeks, months and sometimes years.
Left with children to raise and support on her own, Kathleen also describes experiences with her children and their mourning. The author touches on grief felt in a divorce and suggests practical ways in which friends and loved ones can express condolences in the most helpful way for the bereaved person.
I read this book not long after the sudden death of my husband Lynn in 1989. He was 43 and we had 6 children ranging from 18-10. This book helped me to know that what I was feeling and experiencing was normal and life would get better. This is a "must read" for Bishop's and Relief Society Presidents.