Love and Grief

Overview

Love and Grief offers help to those who have lost a partner and are exploring the difficult and often painful process of forming a new relationship. The authors examine the rituals associated with death in different cultures and how continuing attachments and social taboos can affect the process of moving on.

Drawing on a wide range of personal accounts, this book shows how the challenges of grief and change are experienced by the bereaved and their new partners. It also ...

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Overview

Love and Grief offers help to those who have lost a partner and are exploring the difficult and often painful process of forming a new relationship. The authors examine the rituals associated with death in different cultures and how continuing attachments and social taboos can affect the process of moving on.

Drawing on a wide range of personal accounts, this book shows how the challenges of grief and change are experienced by the bereaved and their new partners. It also considers the differences between men's and women's feelings of grief and the attitudes of children and other family members to new relationships.

Written in an honest, accessible style, Love and Grief offers guidance and comfort. It will be of interest to bereavement and relationship counsellors and all those moving towards, or already involved in, a new relationship following bereavement.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781843103462
  • Publisher: Kingsley, Jessica Publishers
  • Publication date: 8/15/2005
  • Pages: 158
  • Product dimensions: 6.14 (w) x 9.21 (h) x 0.34 (d)

Table of Contents

1 Grief 15
Poem : Dead woman 22
2 Past, present and future : the threads that connect even in death 23
Death is nothing at all 29
3 Living in a triad : a triangle of confusion, love and loss 31
Poem : The tortured mind of grief and love 39
4 Mars and Venus 43
Poem : The bed 53
5 Through the eyes of a child 55
Children speak out 64
6 Judgement : the world comes in 67
Poem : Into the hour 72
7 People's stories 73
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