Love You Like the Sky
Book Feature - Love You Like the Sky by Sarah Neustadter
HBL Note: This one is to be read in a private space with a box of tissues nearby. I teared up just reading the publicist’s email telling me about the book. I can only imagine the tears I would shed reading the emails the author wrote to her late boyfriend. Suicide is a difficult topic to discuss, and I imagine even more difficult for those who were close to someone who committed suicide. Sarah Neustadter was a third-year doctoral student in psychology when her boyfriend committed suicide, providing her a unique perspective? ability to process? skills to analyze? I’m not sure what word or phrase I’m looking for here, but her education certainly provided her something unique that led to this raw and emotional book. Scroll down to read more.
From the publisher:
Writing from the unique point of view of a suicide survivor who is also a psychologist, Sarah Neustadter presents a selection of the emails she sent to John, her deceased beloved, over a three-year period following his death. Documenting the raw emotions she experienced during this time period―grief, despair, abandonment, confusion, and the seductive feeling of wanting to die―she seeks to answer the hard existential and psychological questions: Why is this happening? What does this mean about mortality? How do I go on with the rest of my life without my beloved? How do I heal my broken heart? Will I ever love again?
Love You Like the Sky is a companion guide and roadmap for supporting younger women and men through intense and complicated grief as an access point toward deeper transformation―shifting awareness from despair to beauty.