Additional Resources: Loss

This week, we heard stories from women who have experienced the trench of loss—loss of a parent and loss of a child. We hope these additional resources offer strength and encouragement to those who are also in this trench, no matter how far along you are. Please feel free to leave additional suggestions in the comments!


Books

The Gifts of Imperfect Parenting, by Brene Brown (audio only: Amazon, B&N)

Daring Greatly: How the Courage to Be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent, and Lead, by Brene Brown (Amazon, B&N)

Rising Strong, by Brene Brown (Amazon, B&N)

The Gifts of Imperfection: Let Go of Who You Think You're Supposed to Be and Embrace Who You Are, by Brene Brown (Amazon, B&N)

Websites

8 Toxic Patterns in Mother/Daughter Relationships →

This article centers around the idea that "daughters of unloving and unattuned mothers have common experiences." The list is a great resource for those who want to understand their own relationships with their mothers or for those who want to better support a friend, spouse, or loved one dealing with a toxic relationship.

Here's What Happens with You Break Up with a Narcissist →

Whether you're ending a romantic relationship with a narcissist or cutting off an emotionally abusive friend or family member, this article helps you understand what to expect and offers advice for dealing with the aftermath.


Music

"Family Portrait," by P!nk

"Father Of Mine," by Everclear

"Family Tree," by Matthew West

"I’m OK," by Christina Aguilera

"Bring Me To Life," by Evanescence