Grieving For Dummies

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John Wiley & Sons, Apr 18, 2011 - Family & Relationships - 388 pages
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Coping and recovery strategies for dealing with the loss of a loved one

Whether the death of a loved one is sudden or expected, grieving the loss is a difficult yet transformative process. Grieving For Dummies approaches this very important subject with sensitivity, helping readers who are grieving the loss of a loved one as well as those who want to support them in this process. This compassionate guide covers all types of profound losses, including parents, spouses and partners, children, siblings, friends, and pets. It also addresses children’s grieving and how the manner of death may cause additional hurdles to grieving the loss. The book is filled with practical suggestions for moving through the phases, stages, and tasks of grieving with an eye towards successfully integrating the loss of a loved one, while at the same time, keeping the love shared alive.

 

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Contents

The Part of Tens 309
5
Contemplating Grief
7
Relating Grief to the Manner of Death
31
The Loss of Parents
51
The Loss of Spouses and Partners
69
The Loss of Siblings
85
The Loss of Children
97
Children and Grief
111
When Someone You Care About Is Suffering Acute Grief
207
Expressing Your Grief
223
Exploring the Physical Side of Grief
243
Coping with Holidays and Anniversaries
257
Exploring Grief in the Spiritual Traditions
269
Integrating the Loss
291
Commemorating Those Youve Lost
301
Top Ten Clichés about Grieving
311

The Loss of Friends
133
The Loss of Pets
141
Doing Your Own Grief Crisis Management
155
Working through the Process of Grief
171
Troubled Grieving
193
Top Ten Ways to Help Someone Whos Grieving
319
Top Ten or So Online Bereavement Resources
327
Ten Meditations Related to Grief
331
Index
341
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About the author (2011)

Greg Harvey, PhD, is a member of the American Academy of Bereavement (AAB) and the Association for Death Education and Counseling (ADEC) as well as a patient care, vigil, and bereavement volunteer for a hospice in the San Francisco Bay area.

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