The After Journey

Getting Through The First Year

by Laurie-Ann Weis



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 7/5/2005

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 5.5x8.5
Page Count : 226
ISBN : 9781412066709

About the Book

How many hours of the day do millions of people grieve silently for a partner they've lost in life? Death comes easy to no one...especially to those who are left behind.

In 1999, I lost my husband to cancer. I was 47 at the time, and it took awhile to sort through my emotions and gather the strength to face daily living again. A year and a half into widowhood, I realized how alone I felt going through all those first experiences: taking off my wedding rings, figuring out which side of the bed to sleep on, and getting through our anniversary. I then launched a Web site that generated feedback from other widows and widowers - so they could share their stories and experiences with grief and loss. The response was overwhelming.

From Singapore to England to South Australia, I gathered and organized my Web site's library of material into a book that pays tribute to the millions of people who lose a partner and have to reinvent their lives and try to move forward. The After Journey is a collection of people's thoughts and words of wisdom based on their experiences after suffering a great loss in their lives. Each section begins with my own story and leads into the reflections of others on the same topic, some of those voices drawing tears from readers, while others conjuring sheer laughter and a sense of relief. The book is simply a friend that can hold our hand when getting through the first year alone. It proves that you're not alone in this very personal journey, and that you have every right to do it your own way - embracing every step as one movement closer to finding joy again in life.

You can visit Laurie-Ann Weis on her Website at

About the Author

Laurie-Ann Weis holds a Masters degree in Human Behavior in Psychology and is a Board-Certified Educational Therapist. For nearly 30 years she has worked with students of all ages who exhibit a broad range of learning disabilities and learning styles. Since launching her Web site for survivors upon the death of her husband, she has devoted much of her time working with grievers as well. Laurie-Ann has dedicated her life to helping others move forward in their lives, and will continue to work with those who've lost a life partner. She considers it very much a part of her own journey. You can visit Laurie-Ann Weis on her Website at