When Parents Die: A Guide for Adults

When Parents Die: A Guide for Adults

by Edward Myers
     
 

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A sensitive, long-overdue source of guidance for people coping with the death of a parent. Myers offers solace and information needed to make the experience less stressful and exhausting, without reducing the emotional complexity and reality of death.  See more details below

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A sensitive, long-overdue source of guidance for people coping with the death of a parent. Myers offers solace and information needed to make the experience less stressful and exhausting, without reducing the emotional complexity and reality of death.

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Library Journal
``One of the situations you face in grieving for a parent is the likelihood that some people will treat it as a non-event''; well-meaning friends will commonly ``ask `how's your mother taking it?' but nothing about how you feel'' writes Myers, a free-lance journalist who has experienced the death of both parents as an adult. Relying primarily on interviews and questionnaires, the author covers the grieving process, the difference in impact of sudden death versus slow decline, and some of the practical and emotional issues involved in planning the funeral, dividing personal property, and resolving residual feelings. Although not comprehensive, this book is recommended as a resource for further reading and/or for guidance from social service agencies and as a validation of grief upon losing one's parentsat any age. Suzanne Druehl, Little Rock P.L., Ark .

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780670807710
Publisher:
Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
Publication date:
07/09/1986
Pages:
208
Product dimensions:
1.00(w) x 1.00(h) x 1.00(d)

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