He was your love.
She was your partner.
Now your heart is broken.
What do you do with all the pain, confusion, and anger? What will life be like? Who are you now?
Your heart needs answers. Heartbroken can help.
Sharing from Experience
As a hospice chaplain and pastor, I’ve had the honor of serving hundreds of widows and widowers as they walked through this dark and confusing valley. I’ve been astounded by their honesty and inspired by their courage. It’s their pain, wisdom, and healing that I share in this book.
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How to Heal from A Loss
- Part One: Managing the Emotions – addresses the raw and difficult emotions involved in your loss.
- Part Two: Navigating the Relationships – focuses on the role other people play in your recovery and healing.
- Part Three: Leaning Forward – looks at how to re-engage in life and accept your new normal.
Grieving is hard work. The road ahead is challenging, and the ride will be bumpy. Hang on, and let the words of fellow grievers sink in and touch your heart.
Take heart. You’re not alone. You’re not crazy. You’re going to make it.
Heartbroken touched on every emotion I have experienced in my 6 years of widowhood. Gary has a way of taking a very hard subject and bringing it to a level I can identify with.Leslie Gillespie
Roe nicely describes the emotions surviving spouses feel from shock, to tears that refuse to stop, to anger, to numbness. Or the pain may have been so deep we temporarily felt nothing.Cecil Murphy
Q&A with Gary
Q: I would like to get Heartbroken as a gift. How will I know if they're ready for it?
You won’t, and that’s okay. If they’re not ready now, they will be later. Heartbroken is a way to show you care about what they’re feeling and going through. Plus, you can always send it anonymously through Amazon.
Q: If I've lost a spouse to divorce, not death, will Heartbroken still help me?
Yes, I believe it will. There will be some things that relate specifically to death, but the emotions, frustrations, and questions the book deals with apply to divorce as well.
Q: As I read Heartbroken, I thought it could be helpful to anyone enduring the loss of someone close. What do you think?
Yes, I think you’re right. A few things apply to spouses only, but most of the ideas and concepts would relate to any heartfelt, deep loss.
Q: If I want signed, personalized copies, where can I get them?
You can get them directly from me (click here), at no extra charge.
Q: Do you ever speak on this subject?
Yes, as a single talk, or as a half-day (4 hour) seminar. If you or someone you know is interested, just email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
In addition to Shattered, Gary Roe is the author of the award-winning bestsellers Please Be Patient, I’m Grieving, Heartbroken: Healing from the Loss of a Spouse and Surviving the Holidays Without You. He is also the co-author (with New York Times Bestseller Cecil Murphey) of Not Quite Healed and Saying Goodbye. Gary has been featured on Focus on the Family and CBN, and has more than 400 grief-related articles in print. He is a popular speaker at a wide variety of venues. He currently works as a chaplain and grief specialist with Hospice Brazos Valley in central Texas. Gary loves being a husband and father. He has seven adopted children, including three Colombian daughters. He enjoys swimming, hockey, corny jokes, and cool Hawaiian shirts. Gary and his wife Jen and family live in Texas.
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Heartbroken is excellent. Sensitive, comforting, and practical, it will help widows and widowers walk through the valley of grief and begin to heal. I highly recommend it.Paul Casale
I just finished reading Heartbroken. It is one of the best books on grief that I have read. I would highly recommend this book for anyone going through grief.Ann
I just read Heartbroken cover to cover. Wish there was more. It was enlightening to my heart. I don’t feel nuts for my feelings anymore. I think every hospice should have this book and hand it to the spouse who survives. Thank you for writing this.Linette
Heartbroken was just what I needed. It was what I needed to hear, delivered in a kind and upbeat tone. I will keep this wonderful resource handy for years to come.Kelli Levey
Anyone who grieves the death of a spouse will find this book a welcome addition. Heartbroken is filled with practical ways to embrace a situation that, while painful and difficult, can ultimately be life-giving.Dr. Craig Borchardt
If you have experienced the loss of your spouse, PLEASE get this book. I will always miss and love my husband, but with the help of this book, I feel like there is hope. This book has been such the blessing that I needed to help me learn how to grieve. Heartbroken but not alone.Janice