Grief Survivor: A Love Story
A word from the author:
“You will laugh and cry with me and end up with hope and joy that life goes on—differently, but on. You will have a stronger desire to love harder and more authentically. If, after you read this, you question how America grieves, then I have been successful. I am just an average woman who had the fate to love an extraordinary man. And I was lucky enough to realize it when he was alive.
My hope for you is that you will read this sweet story of the first year of my grief and know, if you had love and lost it, if I can survive, you can too. If you still have your love with you, you will not take it for granted and will become better at your relationships, after reading this book.”
If you’ve lost someone you love, this book can provide comfort. If you’re struggling to be a support person alongside someone else’s grief, this book is for you too. Wherever you are in your grief journey, you’re not alone. And you just might find that this unconventional, encouraging, and sometimes inappropriately funny book is exactly what you needed at this moment.
Marla Kane Polk’s “Grief Survivor: A Love Story” is a page-turner that you won’t want to put down. It’s a story of hope and healing despite devastating loss. It’s a real love story, but like most true stories, it’s messy, sad, and funny, and ultimately, it’s a commentary on how to help those in deep grief.
Through Marla’s intimate re-telling of her precious love story, you’ll discover that life can go on after the worst happens. As she shares engaging and humorous memories of her life with her first love, Randy, you’ll find that she’s easily relatable and real. She offers raw, unfiltered wisdom and truth that will have you laughing and crying (sometimes simultaneously) as you bravely venture through the depths of her loss and your own.
Whether you’re searching for answers or just need to feel understood, you’ll find comfort within the pages of this book. Simply put, “Grief Survivor: A Love Story” is an inspiring and courageous true story that everyone needs to read and share.
About the author:
Marla Polk is a communications coach specializing in helping those in broken relationships heal through communication tools she developed as a mediator. She is Managing Partner for Resolution Solutions, a conflict resolution consulting company, and specializes in communication coaching for couples. She is the President of the Board of Directors for a nonprofit, the Abilene Palm House, that mentors at-risk individuals.
"I couldn’t put it down. Whether you’re grieving the loss of a loved one or your loved ones are getting on your nerves, this book is for you. This book is a wonderful perspective shift in appreciation for those who we spend our daily lives with."
"Grief Survivor: A Love Story reached into the depths of my heart. First, it reassured me that I can survive my own grief. Second, it did my heart good to know that love like this exists in the world. It made me laugh; it made me cry. But most of all it made me want to read more. I hope someday there will be a sequel."
"When you experience great loss, please read this book. It will help you know that you are not crazy and that there is hope to survive the cycles of sorrow. The book is well written, insightful, honest and painful, but valuable and so very much worth the time. Five Stars!"
"I feel like flowers of hope are flooding from my heart out of my mouth because there are no words to describe how beautiful this story is and the hope that it offers."