Ambiguous Loss : Learning to Live with Unresolved Grief
Frozen sadness - what we have when we cannot really know what we have lost. This is what Pauline Boss illuminates, and helps to ease. It could be a loved one still alive yet lost to a person: a soldier son missing in action, or a constantly travelling spouse. In another kind of ambiguous loss, the loved one may be physically present but beyond a person's reach - such as someone with Alzheimer's disease.
- Hardback | 160 pages
- 144 x 208 x 20mm | 381.02g
- 01 May 1999
- HARVARD UNIVERSITY PRESS
- Cambridge, Mass, United States
You will find yourself thinking about the issues discussed in this book long after you put it down and perhaps wishing you had extra copies for friends and family members who might benefit from knowing that their sorrows are not unique...This book's value lies in its giving a name to a force many of us will confront--sadly, more than once--and providing personal stories based on 20 years of interviews and research.--Pamela Gerhardt "Washington Post "