When the Man You Love Is Ill: Doing Your Best for Your Partner Without Losing Yourself

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Perseus Books Group, 2007 - Health & Fitness - 324 pages
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When the Man You Love is Ill is a woman's guide to living with a partner facing a medical crisis or chronic illness. How do you understand the male psyche? How do you manage your own feelings of fear and guilt? How do you deal with the loss and keep the family stable? This book helps to heal the relationship with their partners or spouses.
 

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When the Man You Love Is Ill: Doing Your Best for Your Partner Without Losing Yourself

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Celebrity psychologist and former Radio America talk-show host Lynn teams up with veteran freelance writer Isaacs (Just a Note To Say...Perfect Words for Every Occasion ), who nursed her husband ... Read full review

Contents

Hes Sic1and Youre in Charge
3
Becoming an Effective Support
15
PART
77
Educating Yourself about His Disease
101
PART THREE
157
11 Staying Close
177
Coping with Your Emotions
215
Maying Your Needs a Priority
233
When Doing Your Best Is Not Enough
251
Advice for Male Caregivers
273
Acknowledgments
314
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Psychologist Dorree Lynn, PhD is co-founder of the Institute for the Advanced Study of Psychotherapy and something of a ?therapist to the stars” in Washington D.C. Her client list includes senators and other high-powered political figures as well as major media personalities. A frequent media presence herself, she's appeared on myriad programs, including ABC's Good Morning America, Fox New Channel's Special Report, PBS, Court TV, MSNBC, CBS Eyewitness News, DC's Channel 16, and Voice of America, among others. She is a former host of her own program on Radio America. Dr. Lynn has been quoted in magazine such as Newsweek, Time, Health, Parenting, Ladies' Home Journal, First for Women, and Glamour and in newspapers including the New York Times, Washington Post, USA Today, Los Angeles Times, Atlanta Journal Constitution, Baltimore Sun, and Newsday. A well-known speaker, she frequently lectures on the subject. Her popular website is www.fiftyandfurthermore.com.

Florence Isaacs is a freelance writer and author or coauthor of seven books, including the bestselling Just a Note to Say...Perfect Words for Every Occasion. She has contibuted articles on health and relationships to a number of magazines and is a past president of The American Society of Journalists and Authors. She cared for her husband's through a series of illnesses (Crohn's disease, stroke, and colorectal cancer).

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