Hold onto Him
Hold onto Him was birthed after a deliberate decision to mourn the disappointments that are part and parcel of journeying with illness. A disappointment can be a disaster, a detour or a new destination.. To protect our children against the pain of the stigma associated with depression, we did not talk about it as a family. My husband’s depression was our secret for many years. We often struggled to find ways to deal with the loss of connection that was brought about by the apathy of depression. We sought counselling, individually and as a couple. My coping strategies resulted in a self-published book printed in September 2018. At our Christmas meal that year, we had an open family discussion about the impact depression had on our lives. While eating roast lamb, potatoes and pumpkin tart, we could also reflect on our victories to be a happy household amidst the challenges. Only five of the stories in the book is about depression. The other 68 stories is about relating, how to use humour to resolve a difference and reframing situations from problems to solutions. I found restoration by learning Emotional Logic. It offered a roadmap for me to deal with my emotions after Andre’s self-death.
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You can order my book directly from me. It is priced at R100 per copy and is available in Afrikaans and English. To have it send to your nearest Pep Stores will cost an extra R59.00 and to your nearest Postnet will cost R99.
My banking details are Annette de la Porte. Capitec Savings Account. Branch nr 470010. Account nr 125 753 0826 Send an email with your proof of payment to email@example.com with the info of your nearest Pep Stores or Postnet. Include your contact number to send you the parcel details.