Let Me Be Weak by Brittany Barbera

Let Me Be Weak by Brittany Barbera

Let Me Be Weak

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How do we comfort those we love when their hearts are breaking if we don’t know how to help?
So many people feel alone in their pain. In the best of situations, recovery after a traumatic event is an arduous and messy process.Too often, those of us who want to support our loved ones through a season of loss, unintentionally wound the bereaved with our “help.”


In this book, Brittany Barbera offers practical wisdom on the sensitive and complex subject of grief, loss and emotional healing. This book will be a particularly valuable resource for many raised in the Christian Church,who feel the stigma surrounding conversations about God and mental health.

Let Me Be Weak: What People in Pain Wish They Could Tell You sheds light on the struggles people face during times of loss and teaches us how to respond appropriately, so that we can become more compassionate friends in crisis.
If you are uncomfortable in emotionally charged interactions, this book is for you. It will help you understand yourself better, connect with others and become a courageous ally to those in need.

About the author

Brittany Barbera


 Brittany Barbera is musician, author, and artist, residing in Nashville, Tennessee. Through her music and her writing, Barbera articulates the things so many people struggle to explain, even to themselves. Her wisdom, empathy, and humor spill over into her art, and find their way into the hearts of her loving fans.

Inspired by artists who have an affinity for exploring the texture of their voices, the rich nuance in Barbera’s vocals leave listeners holding onto her notes a little longer each time. In 2013, she released her debut album, titled “The Sparrow,” featuring songs such as “When the Well Runs Dry,” and “Greater than my Faith.”

Her new book, Let Me Be Weak: What People in Pain Wish They Could Tell You, sheds light on the complex nature of grief and offers practical insights for those wanting to aid in the healing process.
Barbera is anxiously awaiting the release of her new single, Let Me Be Weak, a companion to the book, and plans to record her next album in early 2016.


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The title of Brittany’s book is actually a sign of strength. I love that she wrote the type of book that many others wouldn’t. The way she puts words together is amazing. I’m a writer myself and I was taken aback by the quality of her writing. The key takeaway for me is that when I have a friend who is distressed, depressed, or going through emotional turmoil, I need to just be there for them. Oftentimes in the past I would spent my time thinking of a solution rather than just “letting them be weak.”

The intent of the book is not to give people permission to sink further into an emotional hole. I think the point of the book is that it’s okay to be weak. I’ve definitely had times where I’ve felt vulnerable or sad, and during those times I didn’t want to turn to others because I felt “less than,” for feeling weak. This book will definitely help to increase my empathy for others in the future. If we lived in a society that actually accepted people as they are, especially when they’re down, maybe we could all heal that much faster.

I applaud the author for having the courage to write this book. The best part about it is that if you’re feeling weak you can turn to this book as a resource without fear, judgement, or shame..

By Sean Sumner on December 10, 2015

Format: Kindle Edition

As a healthcare professional, I think this book should be available in every hospital and part of every support group. Even though I thought I had a good understanding and empathy for those that I am caring for, I still found this book eye opening.

The message in this book is something that needs to be seen by more people who are struggling in life either physically or mentally, but beyond that it should really be read by the friends and family of that person. Once we all understand that being weak at times is part of life, we can begin the healing process sooner.

I will be getting a copy to have in my office for patients and family members to read and I encourage other doctors, nurses, physical therapists and any other healthcare’ professionals to do the same..

By David A. Dill on December 13, 2015

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Brittany Barbera’s book, Let Me Be Weak is an excellent book we all need to read. She teaches us that we don’t have to be strong, or tough and how to be empathetic. Too often we don’t know what to say and end up saying the totally wrong thing or nothing at all when someone we know or love is in need or grieving. They need for us to be there for them and listen. She teaches us that we aren’t expected to tell them what to do. It’s OK to be weak. We have all been there. We have all needed to know we are not alone and it is ok to ask for and receive help, even if it is just having someone who will simply listen.

She teaches us that if we tell someone we are there for them, we really need to be. We can’t say it and then disappear for long periods of time and then come back, expecting them to open up. Listen and be there for them and they will open up to you and that is what they need. They don’t need cliches and platitudes or instructions on what they need to do to heal. We need to fix ourselves and in the process we can help others who need to heal. All our lives would be so much better if we just followed the authors excellent and empathetic advice.

I highly recommend this book to everyone. I think I need to read it again. It is a very well written book and worth the time and effort to read. Take it all in and take it to heart. You have to get this book and just listen. You will be better for it.



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