by Michèle Copeland
There are many books and articles that touch upon illness and death, with more or less depth, but few will talk about those left behind, the bereft - the bereaved. One such book is My Mourning Year by Andrew Marshall published by RedDoor.
Some of our readers may remember relationship therapist Andrew’s previous bestselling book ‘I Love You, But I’m Not in Love with You’, published in 2010. The book explored where relationships seemed merely defined by companionship rather than passion, and how he devised his own personal, unique programme, by offering couples a seven guided step map to recoup their attractiveness and uniqueness and thus resolve their marital issues.
A Hurstpierpoint resident for 30 years, Andrew has written 16 other self-help books, some of which have been translated into 20 different languages. He still has a practice in the city, and once a week he will see clients locally at the Sussex Osteopath Centre.
Though for many years he worked for Relate, a national relationship counselling organisation, he decided to stop working for them seven years ago.
He has contributed to many radio programmes and newspapers over the years, such as The Guardian, The Daily Mail, The Telegraph and The Times, as a freelance journalist.
Andrew comes across as a very private person, and it is all to his credit that he has had the courage to publish his one year diary, following the death of his beloved partner Thom in 1997 after a long debilitating illness.
[Excerpt from the full article printed in the April 2017 issue of Hurst Life magazine]