[download Best] Thinking Out Loud: Love, Grief and Being Mum and Dad (Audio Download): Amazon.co.uk: Rio Ferdinand, Paul Thornley, Hodder & Stoughton: Audible AudiobooksAuthor Rio Ferdinand – Carcier.co

Nothing can ever ease the pain of the death of someone you love nothing can magic it away But if I can help anyone else facing what we have gone through, what we re still going through, by sharing what I ve learnt, our loss won t feel completely meaningless Informer England football star Rio Ferdinand suddenly and tragically lost his wife and soul mate, Rebecca, age , to cancer It was a profound shock, and Rio found himself struggling to cope not just with the pain of his grief but also with his new role as both mum and dad to their three young children Rio s BBC documentary Being Mum and Dad touched everyone who watched it and won huge praise for the honesty and bravery he showed in talking about his emotions and experiences His audiobook now shares the story of meeting, marrying and losing Rebecca, his own and the family s grief as well as the advice and support that get him through each day as they strive to piece themselves back together It is written in the hope that he can inspire others struggling with loss and grief to find the help they need through this most difficult of times

10 thoughts on “Thinking Out Loud: Love, Grief and Being Mum and Dad (Audio Download): Amazon.co.uk: Rio Ferdinand, Paul Thornley, Hodder & Stoughton: Audible Audiobooks

  1. Adele Mitchell Adele Mitchell says:

    As the daughter of a widower at age 33, I thought that this book was going to be really hard to read but it wasn t at all To start off I couldn t believe how self centred Rio the footballer was and I felt really sorry for his wife having to put her life completely on hold for him Thankfully he realised this..right when he was having to deal with the devastating aftermath I never saw the programme when it aired but I remember reading of people talking about how great it was and how much it helped other widowers with young children, and I hope that this book helps them too.

  2. Paul Farrer Paul Farrer says:

    If you have ever lost a loved one and didn t know how to grieve, then read this book A really open and honest account of someone who has everything and then a big part of it was gone leaving him with 3 children and no idea how to do anything for them Showing that came and fortune are no good to you if You can t cope Rio tells of his mistakes and regrets and how he had to start over again learning to bring up his children on his own At the same time dealing with his feelings that he has not been able to show before Heartbreaking story but an excellent read.

  3. MrsW MrsW says:

    I have to say I have a lot of respect for Rio for the way he has opened himself up for the sake of his children in the way they re dealing with their grief He is an extraordinary man.

  4. Peppermint50 Peppermint50 says:

    I didn t see the documentary but heard so many good things about it that I ordered the book I have just finished reading it, in three sittings and between each it has been constantly on my mind along with can t wait to get back to it The incredible part about this book is that a man with a highly tuned psychology for, and an extreme focus on winning, and an inability to lose in his profession as a top sports man has to somehow cope with the biggest losses imaginable losing the lady he cherished most in all the world his wife not once, but twice his mum While at the same time nursing his children through their own pain Incredibly sad but at the same time also inspiring Lots of insight into the mind of a top performing athlete as well as the normality of coping with grief A great read

  5. Steven Mervish Steven Mervish says:

    Rio Ferdinand, son, husband, father and also a retired professional footballer He had to train to be the best centre half in the world, and he has shown the same grit and determination to be the best father and son that he can be I cried from the first page to the last page with sadness and hope Sadness for Rio and his family and hope for everyone who has a loved one die In life we can only be good enough Rio was and is good enough in all he does.

  6. Adenrele Adesina Adenrele Adesina says:

    This book will no doubt help anyone who is bereaved to come to terms with it I lost my father almost 8 years ago and it still gave me something to reflect on But I didn t read it specifically for that What I am therefore most affected by is the courage of a man who had clearly been conditioned a certain way for years to take on such a journey of deep self evaluation, adjustment and personal growth with such honesty I think any human being, recently bereaved or not, can learn a great deal from that May you experience great joy in the years ahead as you continue your journey of discovery about who you are, what is possible as the seasons of life unfold.

  7. Paula Paula says:

    This book is very sad I wept buckets for Rio, Rebecca their children For anyone who has lost someone this book is a must Like most people I thought the life of a footballer was a privileged one but after reading the book my heart goes out to Rio

  8. entrecielos.co Customer entrecielos.co Customer says:

    I had seen your documentary and cried Your openness in the throes of your own pain and grief are an inspiration The moment I found out you wrote the book I pre ordered it And wasn t disappointed Thank you for your courage and honesty In writing it I hope and pray you found some relief from the constant pain Thank you.

  9. F. Dlamini F. Dlamini says:

    Not your typical biography It s a story about how to deal with the loss of a loved one It s a heart wrenching story and was very painful to read at times It touches on how being a professional footballer doesn t prepare you for losing his spouse at young age.

  10. Simon Lees Simon Lees says:

    Incredibly thought provoking As someone who never really warmed to Rio throughout his career I was recommended this to read and rate it as one of the best ever.