Synopses & Reviews
Challenging the firmly held belief that we must brave our circumstances and endure lifes crises, You Dont Have to Suffer
emphasizes that while hurt is inevitable in life, suffering is not. The author explains that we can consciously choose how and how much we suffer over our own experiences and tragedies. We can experience our losses, hardships, and disappointments and let go of them. We learn to apply these insights to our separation from others, recovery from grief, relationships with our parents and children, and our own bodies.
Rather than “pour salt in our wounds”—by dramatizing, personalizing, and romanticizing events, living in the past, going it alone, and denying our needs—Judy Tatelbaum shows us how to free ourselves and see life not as a “predicament” but as a challenge and a gift. You Dont Have to Suffer takes readers through the various trials and tribulations of how we suffer, why we choose to continue to suffer, and ultimately, how we can raise ourselves above lifes challenges.
Judy Tatelbaum argues that it is possible to live fully, 'with power, dignity, and creativity, regardless of your particular circumstances, and all the limitations implicit in humanness and human experience.' This volume is a guide to doing just that." Booklist
An inspirational and practical handbook that points the way to joyous living.
About the Author
Judy Tatelbaum is an experienced psychotherapist, inspirational speaker, and professional trainer. She is the author of the bestselling book The Courage to Grieve, and a foremost authority on overcoming grief and emotional suffering.