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The Resource Ambiguous loss : learning to live with unresolved grief, Pauline Boss, (electronic resource)

Ambiguous loss : learning to live with unresolved grief, Pauline Boss, (electronic resource)

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Ambiguous loss : learning to live with unresolved grief
Title
Ambiguous loss
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learning to live with unresolved grief
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Pauline Boss
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eng
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CaPaEBR
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Boss, Pauline
LC call number
BF575.D35
LC item number
B67 1999eb
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ebrary, Inc
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  • Loss (Psychology)
  • Grief
  • Families
  • Interpersonal relations
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When a loved one dies we mourn our loss. We take comfort in the rituals that mark the passing, and we turn to those around us for support. But what happens when there is no closure, when a family member or a friend who may be still alive is lost to us nonetheless? How, for example, does the mother whose soldier son is missing in action, or the family of an Alzheimer's patient who is suffering from severe dementia, deal with the uncertainty surrounding this kind of loss? In this sensitive and lucid account, Pauline Boss explains that, all too often, those confronted with such ambiguous loss fluctuate between hope and hopelessness. Suffered too long, these emotions can deaden feeling and make it impossible for people to move on with their lives. Yet the central message of this book is that they can move on. Drawing on her research and clinical experience, Boss suggests strategies that can cushion the pain and help families come to terms with their grief. Her work features the heartening narratives of those who cope with ambiguous loss and manage to leave their sadness behind, including those who have lost family members to divorce, immigration, adoption, chronic mental illness, and brain injury. With its message of hope, this eloquent book offers guidance and understanding to those struggling to regain their lives
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Ambiguous loss : learning to live with unresolved grief, Pauline Boss, (electronic resource)
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 143-151)
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OCM1bookssj0000101806
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unknown
Isbn
9780674003811
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remote
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(WaSeSS)bookssj0000101806
Label
Ambiguous loss : learning to live with unresolved grief, Pauline Boss, (electronic resource)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 143-151)
Control code
OCM1bookssj0000101806
Dimensions
unknown
Isbn
9780674003811
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)bookssj0000101806

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