New Book Examines the Deep Grief Associated with the Death of a Soulmate

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Now available in paperback and e-book, Grieving a Soulmate is a gentle and informed guide to the complicated grief triggered by “Death Do Us Part.” It’s the book every lover must read.

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Orfali writes in a straightforward, often bullet-pointed style, but infuses it with intellectual seriousness and emotional depth. The result is both a useful guide to end-of-life issues and a profound reflection on their meaning. — Kirkus Discoveries

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A few lucky lovers will leave this earth at the same time. For the rest, there will be grieving and, perhaps, a period of caregiving before death. Most lovers will experience this last part; it’s almost universal. Deep inside, we all know it’s going to happen—the marriage vows give us ample warning. Yet, none of us seem to know anything about the love experience in the final days. The tabloids never cover it. Hollywood gives us endless scenes of instant death. We don’t ever see the entire process, even though it’s pure love at its peak. This book is about that end-of-life. It’s about the death of a soulmate and the deep grieving that follows.

Grieving a Soulmate: The Love Story Behind “Till Death Do Us Part” takes on this difficult and very personal topic with courage, out-of-the box thinking, and deep love. Ranging from the practical to the emotional––and frequently blending the two––Orfali’s style of writing makes a difficult topic easier to manage. He writes in an easy style that is analytical, yet speaks from the heart. The content is thought-provoking, unique and original. It’s your gentle and informed guide to the deep grieving that accompanies the death of a soulmate. This book should help a surviving soulmate (or spouse) quickly overcome the red-hot pain of grief. It also tells you how to reconstruct your life, find meaning, and deal with the big existential issues from a secular perspective. It’s a survival guide for the last stages in a soulmate relationship. Click here to read the introduction and free sample chapters.

Robert Orfali and his soulmate of thirty years, Jeri Edwards Orfali, were both in the computer software field in the early days of Silicon Valley. They co-authored three best-selling software books and together went on several world tours to promote their technology. Jeri was diagnosed with ovarian cancer, in 1999, shortly after they moved to Hawaii. Jeri and Robert spent the next ten years fighting Jeri's cancer and learning how to live with it. Jeri even learned how to surf during her chemo years. She went from “Silicon Valley Executive Woman of the Year” to “Waikiki Surfer Chick.” Jeri received one of the most moving surfer funerals ever. Her ashes are in the ocean at Waikiki.

“Orfali writes in a straightforward, often bullet-pointed style, but infuses it with intellectual seriousness and emotional depth. The result is both a useful guide to end-of-life issues and a profound reflection on their meaning. A heartening testament to the ability of love to transcend loss."
             — Kirkus Discoveries

Book and e-book available from Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Apple Store, and others. Click here for e-book formats including Kindle, iPad, iPhone, Nook, Android, and others.

Paperback: 280 pages
Publisher: Mill City Press, Inc.
Publication date: January 17, 2011
ISBN-10: 1936400669
ISBN-13: 978-1936400669
Paperback list price: $14.95
E-book list price: $ 6.99

Book website: http://www.GrievingaSoulmate.com.

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