This book tells about the emotional and spiritual journey of a woman following the death of her husband, combining the poignant appeal of a love story cut short with the theme of personal growth and spiritual search for meaning, including contact with the spirit of the departed.
Can I Let You Go, My Love? will help to give comfort to those who have experienced the pain of bereavement by showing them that they are not alone, that the cycle of grieving is normal and that life does get better.
Presented as a verse journal, this book is more than an outpouring of one woman’s experience of bereavement and life beyond grief. It is also a way of letting other people know what the bereaved are going through and so broadening understanding. The verses are full of life’s lessons and the thoughts and feelings expressed are powerful, profound and heart-rending.
It is a book that not only can be used by counsellors and their clients (the manuscript has already been adopted as a therapeutic aid by counsellors) but is just the gift to give to a friend who has lost a loved one or who is going through a crisis in life.
Can I Let You Go, My Love? was cited as an Outstanding Contender for the CRUSE Excellence in Communication Award 1997.