Living Through Mourning

Living Through Mourning


By (author) Harriet Schiff, By (author) Schiff Stacy

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  • Publisher: Penguin Books
  • Format: Paperback | 320 pages
  • Dimensions: 129mm x 195mm x 22mm | 318g
  • Publication date: 1 September 1987
  • Publication City/Country: New York, NY
  • ISBN 10: 0140103090
  • ISBN 13: 9780140103090
  • Edition statement: Reprint

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With understanding and wisdom, Harriet Sarnoff Schiff explores the complex feelings people must cope with when a friend or relative dies. She discusses in detail the gradual process of grieving - sorrow, denial, anger, guilt, powerlessness, and finally, acceptance - that mourners go through. Acutely sensitive to the different reactions of widows and widowers, siblings, parents, children, step-relatives, and friends, she offers specific advice and comfort for all. Schiff stresses the need of survivors to share their emotions - an insight gained through interviews with the bereaved and with funeral directors, therapists, and clergymen -and provides information on starting support groups. Schiff's practical approach, sensitivity, and candor make this book an invaluable aid to anyone facing the tragedy and difficulties of bereavement.

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