LIVING THROUGH MOURNING: Finding Comfort and Hope When a Loved One Has Died by Harriet Sarnoff Schiff

LIVING THROUGH MOURNING: Finding Comfort and Hope When a Loved One Has Died

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Another helpful manual on dealing with crisis and life's difficulties. Here, the focus is on the death of a loved one, with many useful discussions on the process of bereavement and suggestions on how to handle oneself and others during this trying period. Bereavement varies depending on the age of the survivor and his or her relationship to the deceased. This book recognizes this fact by discussing the way in which grief affects specific groups--widows, widowers, child mn, siblings and friends--and is helpful because a clear picture is formed of what is unique and common about the grieving process. There is a large section of the book which discusses the particular ways people deal with the experience. Sorrow, denial, anger, guilt, depression and powerlessness are some of the manifestations of grieving that should be recognized and dealt with. The author offers sensible suggestions on how to do both. Altogether, a logical and careful presentation, which includes a step-by-step formula for organizing a self-help group of mourners.

Pub Date: Sept. 1st, 1986
Publisher: Viking