Emily Stuparyk - Author
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Emily StuparykEmily Margaret (Milka) Stuparyk is an animal lover who currently lives in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada with her husband James, and her pet rabbit Yogi. She had written two books, her first on pet loss and the second dealing with surviving the suicide of a friend. She is current working on her next book of real life rabbit stories.
Seasons of Healing - A Suicide Survivor’s Notebook

Seasons of Healing -
A Suicide Survivor’s Notebook

by Emily Margaret Stuparyk
When Only The Love Remains - The Pain of Pet Loss

When Only The Love Remains -
The Pain of Pet Loss

by Emily Margaret Stuparyk

In Loving Memory of Poochie


"In this deeply moving book, Ms. Emily Stuparyk gives voice to her pain in all its dimensions through a collection of poems and text that touch upon almost every aspect of the struggle of coping with the suicide of a loved one. Her poems and writings address not only the profound feelings of loss, but the less acknowledged feelings of betrayal and anger, the complications of coping with the reactions of others to one’s grief and confusion, the existential crisis posed by suicide, and the agony of dealing with the often unanswerable questions such as, 'Why did this happen?', 'Why didn’t I see it coming?' and 'What could I have done to prevent it?'"

Dr. Aphrodite Matsakis, Ph.D.,
Licensed Clinical Psychologist and Internationally recognized trauma specialist
"The pain of Emily's loss is almost palpable as one reads her poems. Her work is a strong testament to the depth of the bond that exists between an individual and their pet."

Vicki Burns,
Executive Director of the Winnipeg Humane Society in Manitoba, Canada

"The poems in When Only The Love Remains are written with a warmth and honesty that plumb the depths of the grieving heart."

Mary Montgomery,
author of 'GoodBye My Friend: Grieving the Loss of a Pet'

"Emily's personal experience of grief and sharing the rawness of emotion gives others permission to feel their grief. Her profound understanding of the grief experience gives others validation."

Elizabeth Allan,
public health nurse from White Rock, BC, Canada
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