When Parents Die: A Guide for Adults

When Parents Die: A Guide for Adults

by Edward Myers
     
 

View All Available Formats & Editions

The topics range from the psychological responses to a parent's death such as shock, depression, and guilt, to the practical consequences such as dealing with estates and funerals.  See more details below

Overview

The topics range from the psychological responses to a parent's death such as shock, depression, and guilt, to the practical consequences such as dealing with estates and funerals.

Editorial Reviews

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:
9781101651551
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
03/01/1997
Sold by:
Penguin Group
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
256
Sales rank:
702,023
File size:
501 KB
Age Range:
18 Years

Meet the Author

Edward Myers is a freelance writer who, together with Koman, has written The Parenting Survival Kit and How to Mend a Broken Heart.

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Write a Review

and post it to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews >