Love and Grief: The Dilemma of Facing Love After Death
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers | ISBN: 184310346X | edition 2005 | PDF | 156 pages | 1,14 mb
"Love and Grief" offers sympathetic support to adults who have lost a partner, helping them to explore the difficult and often painful process of forming new relationships. Through a wide range of personal accounts and poems, the authors show how the challenges of grief and change are experienced and dealt with by the bereaved themselves, their new partners, and the respective families. They also consider the differences between men's and women's experiences of grief, and children's attitudes to new relationships. In particular, the authors highlight the way in which continuing attachments and social taboos can affect the process of recovery, and examine the rituals associated with death in different religions and in secular life. Written in an honest and accessible way, "Love and Grief" provides comfort and guidance for anyone encountering relationship difficulties after losing a partner, and offers real insights for those working in the fields of bereavement and relationship counselling.