How to Mend a Broken Heart : Letting Go and Moving On / Edition 1

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Coping with the end of a relationship is one of the most common experiences a person faces, yet few are prepared for the intense shock, pain, and frustration that is involved. How to Mend a Broken Heart is a step-by-step program for dealing with loss brought about by breakup, divorce, separation, end of a friendship--even custody disputes and job termination. This book identifies the predictable emotional stages following a loss, provides reassuring strategies for coping, and emphasizes strength and knowledge that one can gain for the future.

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Losing a meaningful relationship, whether with a sibling, spouse, lover, or job, can be a major life crisis. This title suggests ways of working the crisis into an opportunity by rethinking the relationship or career path. Through fictionalized case studies, Koman, a nationally known therapist and teacher, illustrates a five-step grieving process. Understanding the loss is step 1 in the recovery; every process is personal, and not everyone moves up from step 1 through step 5. Korman emphasizes working through the muck to a happier, healthier life. A list of support groups and further readings are appended. Recommended for public libraries and counseling centers.Lisa S. Wise, Broome Cty. P.L., Binghamton, N.Y.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780809229499
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
  • Publication date: 3/11/1998
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 240
  • Sales rank: 520,111
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.58 (d)

Meet the Author

Aleta Koman, M.Ed., has worked in family psychotherapy, conducts corporate seminars, teaches college courses, and makes frequent television and radio appearances.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 7, 2001

    Excellent and Practical

    I went through a painful breakup recently and basically lost my best friend. I was shocked at how hard I took it and was confused by the depression and conflicting emotions. This book was realistic and not weird. It helped me to see that what I was feeling is normal and that it's ok to feel emotions and that the grief process while painful is a process and will get better in time. I would recommend this book to anyone suffering a similar experience.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 14, 2000

    You are not alone

    I found this book after a recent relationship ended. I felt like I was alone in this world and no one else felt like me. This book made me feel normal again. It tells you things that you thought only you were feeling. So many times while reading this book I said, ' oh man, that is totally me'. It helps you cope with daily life and begins the healing process. It let me know that healing takes time and a lot of people go through this. I highly recommend this book to anyone who truly needs to ' Mend a Broken Heart'.

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