“Closure is just as delusive-it is the false hope that we can deaden our living grief.”


The Examined Life: How we lose and find ourselves – Stephen Grosz

Follows in a disarray order of Stephen Grosz’s personal patients (not publicly named), of their intimate struggles and accomplishments that provides some light into the minds of patient’s undergoing psychoanalysis… which also teaches and reveals reflective life lessons.

Enjoyable read! I was hesitant at firs to purchase this novel, firstly because I haven’t been reading in a while and so I thought that I didn’t have time for me to read anything! But this find was truly heaven-sent because I wasn’t able to put the book down. Chapter after chapter it kept making me wanting to read more and after a day or two I realized I was finished and honestly I didn’t want it to end.

It truly makes you see people differently afterwards and most importantly gives you, I guess a sensitivity to others’ emotions. I think because everyone has this deep feelings within them that makes each and every person unique, and you never know that person may see the world the same as you do… or not. Either way, everyone’s life is surely wondrous. I couldn’t say which patient’s story I liked, because I loved each one of it as I could relate, not identically it made me realize that life, though it may come off as complicated with ups and downs but in the end there’s a purpose.

I genuinely wish that this book would be read by every individual.


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