The loss that is forever: the lifelong impact of the early death of a mother or father

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Plume, Sep 1, 1996 - Psychology - 342 pages
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"The Loss That is Forever" provides a thoughtful framework for understanding the impact that early loss has on every aspect of adult development. Through extensive research, interviews with more than sixty-five men and women, and the compelling writings of such well-know figures as Virginia Woolf, C.S. Lewis, and Eleanor Roosevelt, Dr. Maxine Harris illustrates how themes of loss and survival weave through the lives of those who have lost a parent in childhood. Who one becomes, how one parents, and what one believes about the world are all shaped by the experience of a parent's early death.

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Contents

The Language of Loss
3
The Event That Shatters Childhood
20
The Surviving Parent
49
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About the author (1996)

MAXINE HARRIS is codirector of Community Connections in Washington, D.C., and executive director of its National Capital Center for Trauma Recovery and Empowerment. ROGER D. FALLOT is codirector of Community Connections.

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