The Group by Donald L. Rosenstein
Seven Widowed Fathers Reimagine Life

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Ultimately, they learned how to help others, with a film, a website, and this book among the resources that this initiative has generated. Beyond the specifics about young widowers, the book offers broader insights on loss, grief, and support groups.
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On a mid-October evening, a group of fathers gathered around a conference table and met each other for the first time. None of the men had ever thought of himself a "support group kind of guy" and each felt entirely out of place. In fact, nothing about their lives felt normal anymore.

The Group: Seven Widowed Fathers Reimagine Life chronicles the challenges and triumphs of seven men whose wives died from cancer and were left to raise their young children entirely on their own. Brought together by tragedy, the fathers - Neill, Dan, Bruce, Karl, Joe, Steve, and Russ - forged an uncommon bond. Over time, group meetings evolved into a forum for reinvention and transformed the men in unexpected ways. Through the fathers' poignant interactions, The Group illustrates that while some wounds never fully heal, each of us has the potential to construct a new and meaningful future.

Rosenstein and Yopp, co-leaders of the support group, weave together the fathers' stories with contemporary research on grief and adaptation. The Group traces a compelling journey of healing and personal discovery that no book has ever captured before. The men's touching efforts to care for their families, grieve for their wives, and reimagine their futures will inspire anyone who has suffered a major loss.
 

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Published December 1, 2017 by Oxford University Press. 190 pages
Genres: Health, Fitness & Dieting, Self Help, Parenting & Relationships, Professional & Technical. Non-fiction
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Ultimately, they learned how to help others, with a film, a website, and this book among the resources that this initiative has generated. Beyond the specifics about young widowers, the book offers broader insights on loss, grief, and support groups.

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