This Too Shall Pass

This Too Shall Pass

Stories of Change, Crisis and Hopeful Beginnings

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THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER

'One of the most valuable books I've ever read' Adwoa Aboah
'A remarkable portrayal of how we need to understand ourselves to truly heal' Esther Perel
'Hard recommend' Pandora Sykes
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If change is the natural order of things, why do so many people struggle with the milestones of life - from first jobs and first loves to children leaving home and retirement?

We live in a culture of limitless choice - and life is now more complex than ever. In This Too Shall Pass, acclaimed psychotherapist Julia Samuel draws on hours of conversations with her patients to show how we can learn to adapt and thrive during our most difficult and transformative experiences. Illuminated by the latest social and psychological research, this book unflinchingly deals with the hard times in family, love, work, health and identity.

From a woman deciding whether to leave her husband for a younger lover, to a father handling a serious medical diagnosis. And from a new mother struggling with the decision to return to work, to a young man dealing with the aftermath of coming out, and a woman starting over after losing her job.

These powerful, unforgettable and deeply intimate stories about everyday people will inform our understanding of our own unique response to change and enlighten the way we approach challenges at every stage of life.

© Julia Samuel 2020 (P) Penguin Audio 2020

Reviews

  • Full of compassionate wisdom ... a rich, wise book
    Christina Patterson, Sunday Times

About the author

Julia Samuel

Julia Samuel, MBE, is a leading British psychotherapist. During the last thirty years, she has worked first for the NHS and then in private practice. She is Founder Patron of Child Bereavement UK. Her previous books are This Too Shall Pass and Grief Works, both of which were Sunday Times bestsellers. She lives in London with her husband, and has four children and six grandchildren.
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