When the Bough Breaks: Forever After the Death of a Son Or Daughter
"For every parent who loses a child, when one life ends another life is forever changed." --from When the Bough Breaks
When the Bough Breaks presents a breakthrough concept of mourning, documenting the process of evolution from initial grief to an altered outlook on life. Excerpts from interviews with 50 parents who lost a child from five to forty-five trace the road from utter devastation to a revised view of life, resulting in a work that is a tribute to resilience and the indomitable human spirit.
Author Judith R. Bernstein, Ph.D., speaks from the dual perspectives of bereaved parent and psychologist. She weaves keen psychological insight with the voices of parents to achieve an intelligent volume that is at once heartbreaking and heartwarming. The wisdom of her science and her heart combine to result in a book that teaches the psychology of bereavement with profound tenderness.
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Review: When the Bough Breaks: Forever After the Death of a ChildUser Review - Anita Brenner - Goodreads
A good resource. The author is a bereaved mom and she interviews other bereaved parents. Lost a star for her professional skepticism as to the spiritual side of this. Otherwise, a good resource. Read full review
Review: When the Bough Breaks: Forever After the Death of a ChildUser Review - Birdwidow - Goodreads
Excellent book to read about the death of a child or thru suicide. A guide by an expert. Highly readable. Read full review
Factors That Shape Mourning
The Nature of the Death
Despite the Sadness Altered Perspectives
Mourning in Marriages
Religion and Spirituality
Further Reading for Parents and Caregivers
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