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Things I Wish I Knew Before My Mom Died

Coping with Loss Every Day
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Summary

The grieving process: Ty Alexander of Gorgeous in Grey is one of the top bloggers today. She has a tremendous personal connection with her listeners. This is never more apparent than when she speaks about her mother. The pain of loss is universal. Yet, we all grieve differently.

For Alexander, the grieving process is one that she lives with day-to-day. Learning from her pain, Alexander connects with her listeners on a deeply emotional level in her debut audiobook Things I Wish I Knew before My Mom Died: Coping with Loss Every Day. From grief counseling to sharing insightful true stories, Alexander offers comfort, reassurance, and hope in the face of sorrow.

Coping with loss: In her early 20s reality smacked Ty in the face. She was ill-equipped to deal with the emotional and intellectual rollercoaster of dealing with her mom's illness. Through her own trial and error, she found a way to be a caregiver, patient advocate, researcher, and a grieving daughter. She wrote Things I Wish I Knew before My Mom Died: Coping with Loss Every Day to help others find the "best" way to cope and move on; however, one personally decides what that means.

Mourning and remembrance: In the chapters of this soul-touching audiobook, mourners will find meaning and wisdom in grieving and the love that will always remain. Each chapter is a study and lesson in coping with loss: 

  • Chapter 1: We've been duped, everyone dies!
  • Chapter 2: When fragmented families grieve
  • Chapter 3: The art of losing
  • Chapter 4: The how of grieving
  • Chapter 5: How to be obsessively grateful
  • Chapter 6: Things every mother should tell her daughter
  • Chapter 7: Dear Mommy
©2018 Ty Alexander (P)2018 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

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  • Jess M
  • 08-09-18

This was the most beautiful yet hardest thing to read

This book is amazing. I lost my mom hardly a year ago, and the things she was saying about the aftermath of that devastation really resonated with me. This book made me feel more hopeful, and gave me new ways to think about love and death. I connected with the author...and it made me think about my mom and connect with her, which I want to be able to do more often and I am so happy that this book enabled me to do that. This is a self help book, but it’s like someone who finally understands me is talking me through this pain....I sobbed through almost the entire thing, but it was incredible. I will absolutely be reading this again. I just finished it, but I am inclined to start it over right now....This book way exceeded my expectations (self help books can be kinda dry and forced. This one isn’t like that at all). Thank you so much.

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  • Denise Rash
  • 31-05-18

Helps to know there's someone who understands...

loved listening to this even though it was hard to listen to. it surprised me how similar my experience that I'm going through right now is with Ty's experience. my mom recently got diagnosed and is in Hospice Care herself they've given her 10 to 12 months and I'm dreading watching her deteriorate. my mom is my best friend my rock and I'm her little girl and I don't know what I'm going to do without her. thank you Ty for sharing your experience I will probably do many of the suggestions that you had just so that I can get through this it helps to know that I will get through this someday.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 06-11-19

Great book

This book is so REAL, I could have written it myself. Writer covered everything that I be been going through for the past 7 months. I’ve listened to it twice and will probably do it again.

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  • S P
  • 15-10-19

From the heart of a hurting daughter

Ty, this book is a gift-raw and yet so insightful. I’m losing my mom soon to cancer so reached for something I could relate to and your book hit the spot.
Thank you so much for your courage in sharing your journey so people like me could receive hope through your words and encouragement to carry on.
I’m so very sorry for your loss, yet so grateful you shared. May God richly bless you in the days to come 🙏🏼❤️

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  • Indymomof4
  • 20-08-19

Touched my heart just when I needed it

I needed this....being part of a motherless tribe is where I am and I'm struggling with my new normal but I realized the grief will never end it just changes.

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  • Bill
  • 14-04-19

This was a beautiful story, well written.

I did not lose my mother quite yet, I did lose my father in middle school. My sister and I drove 13 hours home and decided to use this to keep us going. We both were able to feel many emotions from this and would highly recommend to anyone who has lost any type of parental figure in their life. I was not able to fully understand all my emotions or cope with the loss, but still, with this book I feel like this is a start for me.

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  • Rebecca F.
  • 05-04-19

I miss my mom too.

I needed that bubble snot cry! Our stories are different yet very relatable. Pain is pain!

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  • Lolita
  • 26-01-19

Real and uplifting

Loved how true to life this book is. Touched a reality that is so hard to accept in a way everyone who's ever lost their pilar can relate to and understand. Uplifting.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 26-12-18

I think I’m the reading type...

This book sounded perfect for me, yet I’m not sure if the voice was the problem or the actual words. Or both. I’m guessing I may have to find the Kindle version and read the myself.

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  • LaShawn Jones
  • 18-11-18

So Real!!

This book truly spoke to my core! I could relate to every chapter. Thank you !! My Mother passed in 1993... so wish I had a relatable read such as this back then.