Author: Harold Ivan Smith

Publisher: Augsburg Books

ISBN: 9780806643472

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 147

View: 1812

A thoughtful guide to getting through the loss of a mother.
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Author: Harold Ivan Smith

Publisher: Augsburg Books

ISBN: 9781451409499

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 140

View: 1779

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.
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Author: Joan Didion

Publisher: Ullstein eBooks

ISBN: 3843702233

Category: Fiction

Page: 208

View: 7184

„In manchen Breitengraden gibt es vor der Sommersonnenwende und danach eine Zeitspanne, nur wenige Wochen, in der die Dämmerungen lang und blau werden. Während der blauen Stunden glaubt man, der Tag wird nie enden. Wenn die Zeit der blauen Stunden sich dem Ende nähert (und das wird sie, sie endet), erlebt man ein Frösteln, eine Vorahnung der Krankheit: das blaue Licht verschwindet, die Tage werden schon kürzer, der Sommer ist vorbei.“ In Blaue Stunden erinnert Joan Didion sich an ihre Tochter Quintana, daran,wie es war, sie aufwachsen zu sehen und Abschied zu nehmen, als Quintana mit nur 39 Jahren starb. Eine sehr persönliche Bilanz der großen amerikanischen Autorin und ein ehrliches Buch über Tod und Vergänglichkeit, Erinnerung und Alter, über das, was wir verlieren, und das, was bleibt.
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Author: Catherine Whitney,Lois F. Akner

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Self-Help

Page: N.A

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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.
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Grieving the Death of a Child

Author: David W. Wiersbe

Publisher: Baker Books

ISBN: 0801097169

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 116

View: 4060

Uses the Bible to offer comfort and support to the parent grieving the loss of a child, including the process of mourning, marital problems, questions, and acceptance, and contains information about additional reading and support groups.
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Rebuilding Your Family After the Death of a Loved One

Author: Phyllis R. Silverman,Madelyn Kelly

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0195328841

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 256

View: 3320

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.
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Author: Gale Davis Stewart,Raythea Stewart

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 0595156185

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 132

View: 7541

Everyone at one time or another in their life, faces loss—either the loss of a job, a pet, a home, the death of a loved one, either a spouse, a parent, a friend, or the worse loss of all, a child. Loss entails grief, and most of us don’t do the “grief work” adequately. We resume our lives, but we don't usually function at the high level before the grief. Without adequate grief work, we never regain that level of living. It is important to let yourself experience the pain of the loss. Without that, we never get over the loss. Grief Passages is the poignant story of a mother whose 32-year-old daughter has died after an 18-year battle with renal failure. The mother traces the days after the death of her daughter through passages from her journal. Along the way her grief gave way to an exploration of her faith, her belief in God. Grief Passages is more than an account of the author’s grieving for her daughter; it becomes a triumphant declaration of faith in God and the realization that death is not the end, but perhaps the beginning, after all. Passages from the author’s journal give readers of this small book a look into her heart as she struggles with her loss amidst a world that isn’t kind to mourners. Readers who are themselves in mourning will find comfort. As one reader said, “You described the way I feel, but didn’t know how to say it.” The author is a professional, with a master’s degree in counseling.
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Author: Katherine Fair Donnelly

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 0595140378

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 292

View: 1768

However you choose to cope—through private, inner searching or sharing your feelings with others—this book is a companion through the process of understanding and accepting your loss. Katherine Fair Donnelly has written the first book dedicated to the experience of adults who have lost a parent. Through intimate discussions with sons and daughters, she explores the many emotions that arise after a parent dies, and tells the inspiring stories of how ordinary people overcame their anguish. These personal insights can offer reassurance that you're not alone. And can help you to get through.
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A Mother's Journey After the Death of her Daughter

Author: Carole Lindroos

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 9780595919741

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 240

View: 6118

Grief Labyrinth is the journey I began with my daughter Inga's breast cancer diagnosis and her death at the age of thirty. I felt so heartbroken I did not think I would survive. In time, I discovered and walked the labyrinth, a profound metaphor for the grief process. The only way through is forward, with many twisting turns and going back and forth over what seems like the same territory. Walking the labyrinth path with my grief repeatedly, I ultimately discovered healing, trust, hope and joy. A transforming path "With the wisdom that comes only from personal experience, Carole offers to others a transforming path through grief. Her deep sharing highlights the benefit of turning towards one's grief. What she refers to as "The 4 R's"-reviewing, releasing receiving and returning are specific reflections that lead toward healing and integration. I recommend this book to anyone who has lost a loved one." -Ange Stephens, MA LMFT, Psychotherapist specialist in grief "This honest, heartfelt, and encouraging book offers the labyrinth as a comfort for the journey of grief." -Marcia Lattanzi-Licht, author of The Hospice Choice "This book is a moving testimony of a mother's path through grief. A path that takes us from fragmentation to wholeness. It reminds us that in the intense grief surrounding the loss of someone we love we rediscover the pool of grief that we have always carried. The ordinary, everyday grief that inhabits all our lives." -Frank Ostaseski, founder Metta Institute
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A Mother's Journey through the Death of a child

Author: Sherry Anne Coombe

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1493191020

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 448

View: 7783

I did not cry. The moment came when Heather died; I did not shed a tear. I felt numb, like I was having an out of body experience, and I was watching myself go through the motions. There were things to do; people to call, it was not the time to begin to fall apart. I had just joined an elite club of grieving mothers. This was the club no one talked about or wanted to become a member of. From that moment on my life was getting a makeover that I didn’t ask for let alone consent to allowing it to happen. It was beyond my control; I was not given a choice. This was and is my life now. I am a grieving mother for the rest of my life.
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Living with the Death of a Child

Author: Suzanne Redfern,Susan K. Gilbert

Publisher: Hampton Roads Publishing

ISBN: 9781612830346

Category: Self-Help

Page: 304

View: 1841

Every year, some two million parents in the US suffer the death of a son or daughter. The unnatural sequence of the child's preceding the parent in death creates a wrenching loss and overwhelming emotional and spiritual disorientation. Most of these bereaved parents find relief from their isolation only in the company of others like themselves. The Grieving Garden offers support, understanding, and, ultimately, comfort and hope from those who have sowed the same tears over the death of a child. The Grieving Garden is a ground-breaking book that invites bereaved parents into personal conversations with a diverse group of fathers and mothers who share the same loss. The text is free of distracting and heavy-handed editorializing, "expert" opinion, or unwanted advice. Instead, readers are welcomed into a community of common understanding--one they may enter at will, at their own pace, for reassurance and hope.
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A Parent's Guide

Author: Helen Fitzgerald

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1439147167

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 224

View: 5255

Making a Child's World Whole Again Explaining death to a child is one of the most difficult tasks a parent or other relative can face. The Grieving Child offers practical, compassionate advice for helping a child cope with the death of a parent or other loved one. Parents of children from preschool age to the teen years will find much-needed guidance, covering: • Helping a child visit the seriously ill or dying • Using language appropriate to a child's age level • Selecting useful books about death • Handling especially difficult situations, including murder and suicide • Deciding whether a child should attend a funeral With a new chapter devoted to the special issues of the bereaved toddler, The Grieving Child provides invaluable suggestions for dealing with a child's emotional responses (including anger, guilt, and depression) and helping a child adjust to a new life.
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A Guide for Adults

Author: Edward Myers

Publisher: Penguin Group USA

ISBN: 9780140262315

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 235

View: 6415

Examining the psychology of mourning, common forms of parental loss, and medical, financial, and emotional consequences, this book addresses the psychological and practical realities of a parent's death and offers insight and information on making the experience less stressful
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Author: H. Norman Wright

Publisher: Gospel Light Publications

ISBN: 0830766383

Category: Religion

Page: 224

View: 9113

How to handle the painful journey through grief after a traumatic loss. Everyone experiences the death of significant people in their lives. Certified trauma specialist, Dr. Norman Wright has written Grieving the Loss of a Loved One to help people handle a traumatic loss in their life and move forward through the painful journey of grief. Readers will learn that they are not alone in their experience of loss and grief. They will learn what to expect and how to manage grief thru topics like: The purpose of grief and what is appropriate in grieving, Steps to take in moving through grief, Discovering the stages of saying goodbye and moving on in life, Preparing for death and anticipatory grief, Handling sudden death and its aftermath, How family members grieve and the disruption of family and Helping a neighbor or friend who has experienced a death.
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A Workbook of Activities in Resolving the Dissonances of Grief for Teenagers

Author: Joseph V. Palazzola

Publisher: Strategic Book Publishing

ISBN: 1625166737

Category: Self-Help

Page: 36

View: 1366

Life is filled with many experiences that young people must cope with each day. One of the most severe situations they will encounter is the death or loss of a parent, relative, or close friend. To help teenagers cope with their grief, author Joseph V. Palazzola has written a workbook to help ease the pain and get youngsters through the seven stages of grief. By using various learning strategies that rely on making personal connections, participants can realize true understanding of the grieving process. Joe is a former educator who has taught in the public schools and at college level. His first wife died at a young age and he was left to raise their son, Chris, who was 15 at the untimely death of his mother. Joe and Chris never really dealt with the loss of their loved one together. They silently grieved alone. They were coping, but not addressing the issue of their mutual loss. Six years after the death of his mother, while a college student, Chris was killed in an industrial accident. Twenty years after the death of Chris, Joe has written a workbook that will help teenagers cope with the pain of losing a loved one. Joe realized how difficult it was for Chris, so he wrote this workbook of activities. He includes many strategies and concepts that he used in his teaching career and information he imparted to his graduate students. This book will help ease the hopelessness and despair in a healthy and logical way. A Detroit-area native, Joseph V. Palazzola has retired from teaching and now resides in Vero Beach, Florida. This is his third book. Publisher's website: http: //sbpra.com/JosephVPalazzola
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A Book for and about Bereaved Parents

Author: Jeanne Webster Blank

Publisher: Baywood Publishing Company

ISBN: 9780895031785

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 313

View: 6875

This new work addresses the phenomenon of parental grief in general, emphasizing the experiences of parents of children who died at ages eighteen and over. The author, Jeanne Webster Blank, wrote this work because she needed help in dealing with her grief after her 39-year-old daughter died of breast cancer in 1987. This is not a clinical study; it is based solely on the personal experiences of the author and some sixty other bereaved parents who answered her questionnaire. This book demonstrates that bereaved parents share many similar reactions to their adult child's death; it lets grieving parents know it is acceptable to feel and act the way they do; it attempts to explain what is happening to them; it tells them what others have done to help themselves; it assures them that some day they will be better, though never completely the way they were before their loss.
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A Guide for Men Surviving the Death of a Loved One : a Resource for Caregivers and Mental Health Professionals

Author: Carol Staudacher

Publisher: New Harbinger Publications Incorporated

ISBN: 9780934986724

Category: Bereavement

Page: 225

View: 6622

Explores men's reactions to the death of a loved one, and offers suggestions for enhancing the healing process
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When a Parent Dies

Author: Donna Schaper

Publisher: Cowley Publications

ISBN: 1461707730

Category: Religion

Page: 103

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While there are no easy answers to loss and death, Mature Grief offers a compass to anyone navigating the unknown and uncharted waters of grief. Each life comes from God. It begins with God and has no end. Our parents came from God, out from the circle of eternity, bestowed with goodness, and in dying they return to God. Their circle is complete. And in between, their spirits splashed-down here briefly in a quiet eddy at the edge of the flowing river of time. Our lives began as a ripple of their lives. And their deaths may provoke a tidal wave of grief. In this thoughtful and practical book, pastor Donna Schaper guides the reader through the process of grieving the death of a parent. While acknowledging that every person's experience of grieving the death of a parent is unique, she offers helpful insight to the reality that some occasions of grief are quite simple and others, for reasons as complicated as life itself, are fraught with confusion and complexity. Especially helpful is Schaper's wise guidance for making transitions: dealing with belongings, family dynamics, birthdays, holidays, anniversaries, and other important dates.
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Author: Beverley Raphael

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1568212704

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 440

View: 5873

In this comprehensive book, Beverley Raphael describes all the stages of mourning and healing, and analyzes how the effects of loss differ at each stage of life."
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Author: Silas Henderson

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 1497678633

Category: Self-Help

Page: 48

View: 4908

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.
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