When Parents Die: A Guide for Adults

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Penguin Books, 1997 - Family & Relationships - 235 pages
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In this sensitive guide, Edward Myers offers sensible, compassionate advice to those coping with the death of a parent. He explores the complex feelings adult sons and daughters experience when a parent dies, whether the death follows a long illness, or is sudden, including the special issues raised by a murder or suicide. He discusses the psychological responses to a parent's death, such as shock, depression, and guilt, and offers suggestions on how to cope with and overcome these responses. Practical matters, such as dealing with funerals and estates are also discussed, and a resource guide offers information on support groups, counseling, and additional reading. Enriched by the voices of bereavement experts, clinicians, and individual men and women who have suffered the loss of a parent. When Parents Die will lead the grieving toward insight, growth, solace, and acceptance.

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When Parents Die: A Guide for Adults ★★★ I’ve been on sort of a self-help book kick lately. There’s just some kind of comfort in reading these books and knowing you’re not alone in your journey ... Read full review

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I bought this book based on the reviews. I had been taking care of my mother who had terminal ovarian cancer. I bought the book before she passed and was glad I did. The book really supported me in ... Read full review


Neglected Grief
Childhood Parenthood and Death
The Crisis of Sudden Death

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About the author (1997)

Edward Myers is a freelance writer who, together with Koman, has written The Parenting Survival Kit and How to Mend a Broken Heart.