Necessary losses

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Simon and Schuster, 1986 - Family & Relationships - 447 pages
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"This perceptive book should absorb and enrich anyone who admits to being human." Benjamin Spock, M.D. Essayist Judith Viorst, who has humorously eased our journey to middle age, now turns her considerable talents to a more serious and far-reaching subject: how we grow and change through the losses that are an inevitable and necessary part of life. Arguing persuasively that through the loss of our mothers' protection, the loss of the impossible expectations we bring to relationships, the loss of our younger selves, and the loss of our loved ones through separation and death, we gain deeper persepctive, true maturity, and fuller wisdom about life, Judith Viorst has wirtten a life-affirming and life-changing book.

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Review: Necessary Losses: The Loves Illusions Dependencies and Impossible Expectations That All of us Have

User Review  - Prettytaz83 - Goodreads

I got 200 pages in to this book, and I couldn't stand it any further. I wanted to like it ... The intro seemed exciting, and I eagerly dove in full of high hopes. But dear god.... Every issue in life ... Read full review

Review: Necessary Losses: The Loves Illusions Dependencies and Impossible Expectations That All of us Have

User Review  - Agnes J - Goodreads

I unequivocally recommend this book to everyone, at whatever age. It was especially poignant for me to read it just as I resigned from full time work and started social security. I suffer the loss of ... Read full review

Contents

INTRODUCTION
15
THE SEPARATE SELF
21
The Ultimate Connection
34
Copyright

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About the author (1986)

Judith Viorst was born in Newark, New Jersey on February 2, 1931. She graduated from Rutgers University (1952) and the Washington Psychoanalytic Institute (1981). She has written extensively, her works include children's books, collections of poetry, lyrics to musicals, several works of fiction, and a cookbook. She has won a Silver Pencil award (for The Tenth Good Thing About Barney) and an Emmy (for poems used in an Anne Bancroft TV special).