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Author Finkbeiner, Ann K., 1943-

Title After the death of a child : living with loss through the years / Ann K. Finkbeiner.

Published New York : Free Press, c1996.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bund  155.937085 FINK {Bund3 20110303}    AVAILABLE
Physical description xiv, 273 p. ; 25 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. 265-273).
Contents 1. At First -- 2. Marge Ford's Marriage -- 3. Fathers and Mothers, Husbands and Wives: Changes in the Marriage -- 4. Brandt Jones's Family -- 5. Brothers and Sisters, Sons and Daughters: Changes in the Relationship with Other Children -- 6. Leight Johnson and His Fellow Man -- 7. Janet Wright's Bad Friends -- 8. Changes Toward Other People -- 9. Chris Reed -- 10. On Guilt -- 11. Delores Shoda and the Uncertainty of Life -- 12. Job's Children: Changes Toward God -- 13. Diana Moores' World -- 14. The Zero Point : Changes in Perspective -- 15. Anne Perkins' Priorities -- 16. Surface Ditties and Carpe Diem : Changes in Priorities -- 17. Walter Levin -- 18. The Nature of the Bond -- 19. One Person Now: The Continuing Trajectory.
Summary For a parent, losing a child is the most devastating event that can occur. Most books on the subject focus on grieving and recovery, but as most parents agree, there is no recovery from such a loss. This book examines the continued love parents feel for their child and the many poignant and ingenious ways they devise to preserve the bond. Through detailed profiles of parents, Ann Finkbeiner shows how new activities and changed relationships with their spouse, friends, and other children can all help parents preserve a bond with the lost child.
Refusing to fall back on pop jargon about "recovery" or to offer easy suggestions or standardized timelines, Finkbeiner's is a genuine and moving search to come to terms with loss. Her complex profiles of parents resonate with the honesty and authenticity of uncomfortable emotions expressed and, most importantly, shared with others experiencing a similar loss. Finally, each profile exemplifies the many heroic ways parents learn to live with their pain, and by so doing, honor the lives their children should have lived.
Subject Bereavement -- Psychological aspects.
Teenagers -- Death -- Psychological aspects.
Children -- Death -- Psychological aspects.
Loss (Psychology)
ISBN 0684829657