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The Orphaned Adult : Understanding And Coping With Grief And Change After The Death Of Our Parents - Alexander Levy

The Orphaned Adult

Understanding And Coping With Grief And Change After The Death Of Our Parents

Paperback Published: 19th October 2000
ISBN: 9780738203614
Number Of Pages: 208

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Losing our parents when we ourselves are adults is in the natural order of things, a rite of passage into true adulthood. But whether we lose them suddenly or after a prolonged illness, and whether we were close to or estranged from them, this passage proves inevitably more difficult than we thought it would be. A much-needed and knowledgeable discussion of this adult phenomenon, "The Orphaned Adult" validates the wide array of disorienting emotions that can accompany the death of our parents by sharing both the author's heart-felt experience of loss and the moving stories of countless adults who have shared their losses with him. From the recognition of our own mortality and sudden child-like sorrow to a sometimes-subtle change in identity or shift of roles in the surviving family, "The Orphaned Adult" guides readers through the storm of change this passage brings and anchors them with its compassionate and reassuring wisdom.



A fantastic book on grief and grieving for our parents as we face/become adult orphans. The term "orphan" is one I have used to describe how I feel many times since my mothers terminal diagnosis. Facing losing her has made me lose my sense of stability, security, identity, as if the world is being ripped from under my feet. This book perfectly reflects my feelings, and what many before me have faced when they have had to deal with losing one or both parents. It is articulate, well written, contains thorough and precise thinking and it is highly recommended anyone who is close to their parents and struggling to find their feet again after loos, pick up this book and keep it close.



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Acknowledgmentsp. ix
Here We Go Loop-De-Loopp. 1
Good Grief!p. 19
Just Exactly Who Do You Think You Are?p. 41
I'Ll Be Seeing You in All the Old Familiar Placesp. 61
Dearly Belovedp. 83
Ourfather, Who Art in Heavenp. 115
Stormy Weatherp. 137
Learning to Swimp. 153
The Lessonp. 177
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ISBN: 9780738203614
ISBN-10: 0738203610
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 208
Published: 19th October 2000
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.1 x 13.9  x 1.4
Weight (kg): 0.18
Edition Number: 1