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Bursting The Bubble

The Story of Being ‘Lost Without Her’

A book about growing through tragedy & loss.

We all build bubbles around our lives, we build bubbles of assumptions about what will happen, we build bubbles that tell us everything will be okay, we build bubbles that give the world meaning, we build bubbles around the security of our marriage, we build bubbles around the security of other relationships… And sometimes those bubbles burst.

When Claire died it left me cold, alone and dark – I was lost without her.

My therapy was writing, and this is my story.

The book is available on Kindle & in paperback.

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “This book takes you on a journey of a loss of a great love.. I found it moving, sad, sweet & strangely comforting. Full of wisdom & insightful thoughts & feelings. It’s a sensitive read on what’s a very reflective journey of losing a loved one. I recommend this to anyone who’s lost someone close.

Leesamailee – on Amazon

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “Thank you Mark for writing this book. I have been putting off reading it because I didn’t really want to read a book about being sad, which it isn’t.

This is a sad story but not a story about being sad.”

Rose & Co – on Amazon

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ An inspirational and moving love story of a young husband dealing with bereavement. ..

Far from being morbid or a ‘how to survive grief’ guide, it is literally a written documentary of how one person coped with what seemed insurmountable overwhelm and gives hope and inspiration to all who may have experienced a similar event – as we all will one day.

… Highly recommended for its ease of reading and honesty.

Sue Wheeler – on Goodreads

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