Sharee Lawler

You Will Get Through This

You Will Get Through This tells the story of how Sharee Lawler faced the near-death of her husband when a shocking turn of bad health took them by surprise. What she learned can help you face your own overwhelming situation. As her husband lay in a coma, suffering from complications due to the autoimmune disorder ulcerative colitis, Lawler evolved from clueless, intimidated medical neophyte to an empowered, confident caregiver, decision-maker, and essential member of her husband’s treatment and recovery team.

Straightforward, humorous, and slightly irreverent, You Will Get Through This is a guide for caregivers facing daunting issues. Lawler shares her inner transformation from being stuck in fear to accepting her fears and using them to build her strengths and change her mindset. Along the way, she points out concepts, perspective shifts, and practical solutions you can use to identify and manage the aspects of your crisis that you can control.

Surviving a crisis – and then thriving afterward – entails negotiating a return to a former life that no longer fits, because you’ve changed. You Will Get Through This is a lesson in how to accept the crisis and then accept your post-crisis self and navigate the life you’ve come to see in a new light.

After experiencing such a singular event, Lawler has emerged with a broadly applicable perspective and a practical framework for helping people who find themselves faced with an unexpected, high-stakes personal crisis. Caregivers, patients, counselors, patient advocates, and others will find relief and hope in this handbook.