How To Survive The Loss Of A Parent

Author: Catherine Whitney
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We expect our parents to die before we do. Most of us agree that this is the “natural” order of things. Because of this assumption, people are often shocked by how deeply sad and even traumatized they feel when they lose a parent. They wonder why it takes so long to recover—how even months or years later the thought of Mom or Dad can cause them to burst into tears. This phenomenon happens for those who were close to their parents, those who were estranged, and those whose relationships were complicated. With the parent’s death, they feel a fundamental crack in their existence because this person, the one who knew them before they were born, is now gone. I have spent much of my professional life counseling people grieving the loss of a parent. Through their stories I have learned that there is no single defining experience of grief, no rules for how it should be expressed or how long it should last. But in grieving the loss of our parents, each in our own ways, we journey those well tread roads and learn more about ourselves in the process. How to Survive the Loss of a Parent offers no high-minded rules for grieving. It is just a conversation and a sharing of the experiences of others that I hope will bring people solace and insight. Knowing we are not alone is one of the best ways to heal.

On Grieving The Death Of A Father

Author: Harold Ivan Smith
Publisher: Augsburg Books
ISBN: 9781451409499
Size: 32.41 MB
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Smith has combined personal stories from Frederick Buechner, Norman Vincent Peale, Corrie ten Boom, James Dobson, and many other well-known people to help others through their grieving process in dealing with the new reality of a deceased father.

When Parents Die

Author: Edward Myers
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101651555
Size: 32.74 MB
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The topics range from the psychological responses to a parent's death such as shock, depression, and guilt, to the practical consequences such as dealing with estates and funerals.

Grieving The Loss Of A Parent

Author: Silas Henderson
Publisher: Open Road Media
ISBN: 1497678633
Size: 41.22 MB
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The five authors in this concise handbook serve as wonderful “grief-guides.” While they all acknowledge that the world is now a different place without our parents, the important thing now is to pay close attention to the healing of our hearts.

A Parent S Guide To Raising Grieving Children

Author: Phyllis R. Silverman
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 0195328841
Size: 40.98 MB
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When children lose someone they love, life is never the same. In this sympathetic book, the authors advocate an open, honest approach, suggesting that our instinctive desire to "protect" children from the reality of death may be more harmful than helpful.

You Are Not Alone

Author: Lynne B. Hughes
Publisher: Scholastic Paperbacks
ISBN: 9780439585910
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Offers teenagers an informative discussion on the pain of losing one's parent, providing techniques and guidance for learning to deal with the loss through the various stages of one's young life.

Losing A Parent

Author: Fiona Marshall
Publisher: Da Capo Press
ISBN: 0786728221
Size: 53.34 MB
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Whether from a sudden accident or a slow, terminal illness, the death of a parent is devastating to adults and children alike. In Losing a Parent, Fiona Marshall helps readers understand the process of coping with a parent's death, from preparing for death to recognizing the different stages of grief, from nurturing the relationship with the surviving parent to harnessing new strength to carry on with life. Wise, compassionate, and practical, Losing a Parent is an invaluable source of support for a time of overwhelming loss.

On Death And Dying

Author: Elisabeth Kübler-Ross
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1476775540
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Explains the attitudes of the dying toward themselves and others and presents a humane approach to relieving the psychological suffering of the terminally ill and their families.

Parent Grief

Author: Paul C. Rosenblatt
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 9781583910344
Size: 39.23 MB
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Explores what couple and individual stories say and do not say about the child's dying and death and about parent grief. The author uses narratives as his tool for the introduction and exploration of the many facets of parental grief.