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Coping with Loss: A Book Discussion with Dr. Marianne Bette

September 1 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Dr. Marianne Bette discusses her book, Living with a Grieving Heart while giving practical tips for coping with loss.

Grief can make you crazy. It can shut you down, but grief can also crack you open and change you like nothing else. You can become your best self. If you let it, it can be the transformation of your lifetime. In ‘Living with a Grieving Heart,’ Dr. Marianne Bette shares stories from her own personal experiences with grief as well as from 40 years in family medicine, to help those who are grieving learn how to embrace life again while living with a grieving heart.

Join Dr. Bette at the Gunn Memorial Library for a discussion of her book Living with a Grieving Heart: Thoughts from a Grief Warrior and offers support on how to cope with loss in a healthy way.

“What I have learned as a grief warrior, among a great many other things, is that you can bury it, deny it or steel your heart against grief, but you can’t make it go away,” Bette said. “There are times when you are too fragile or vulnerable to fully engage in grieving and you focus on your daily life in order to survive. But someday, somewhere — it could be years later — when the wound is not so raw and our lives will not be shattered, the grief or the anger or the overwhelming sadness will come up from wherever it has been hiding and demand to be dealt with. That is the time that the experiences I relate in ‘Living with a Grieving Heart’ will serve you well.”


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5 Wykeham Road, Washington, CT 06793
Washington, CT 06793 US
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