The Lessons of Love Rediscovering Our Passion for Life
Author: Marianne Williamson
The Lessons of Love Rediscovering Our Passion for Life. This is a book about what trendy therapist types like to call “grief work.” It’s the story of how Beattie, the most popular writer on the controversial new-psychotherapy phenomenon, codependency, got through the experience of her 12-year-old son’s fatal skiing accident and its aftermath. Like so many others who’ve endured the loss of a loved one, she drifted and obsessed, became a trial for her friends to be with and a prey for hucksters taking advantage of her distraction. She got through it all by reconnecting with her capacity to love–much needed because her daughter, drinking and drugging, was in the throes of midteen meltdown.