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How We Grieve

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How We Grieve - Relearning the World
By Thomas Attig, Oxford University Press
ISBN 0 19 507456 4
What do we do when a friend, relative, or loved one dies? If we wish to understand the experience of loss, we must learn the details of survivors' stories. In 'How We Grieve', Thomas Attig tells real life tales to illustrate the poignant disruption of life and suffering that life entails. He shows how through grieving we we meet daunting challenges, make critical choices and reshape our lives.

These intimate treatments of coping hold valuable lessons that address the needs of grieving people and those who hope to support and comfort them.






How We Grieve - Relearning the World by Thomas Attig

The accounts promote our understanding of grief itself, encourage respect for individuality and the uniqueness of loss experiences, show how to deal with helplessness in the face of 'choiceless' events, and offer much priceless guidance for caregivers.

Ggrieving is not a process of passively living through stages. nor is it a clinical problem to be solved or managed by others. How We Grieve shows that grieving is an active, coping process of relearning how to be and act in a world where loss transforms the fabric of our lives. Loss challenges us to learn things and places; relationships with others, including fellow survivors, the deceased and even God: and most of all ourselves, including our daily life patterns and the meanings of our own life stories.

About the author
Thomas Attig was 1995-96 President of the Association for death education and Counseling. Formerly a professor of philosophy at Bowling Green State University, he has been teaching and writing about death, dying, grief , and loss since 1974. He now lives in San Francisco, California.

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