Surviving Widowhood

Surviving Widowhood

  • Publish Date: 2002-09-01
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Author: Esther Goshen-Gottstein
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It slowly began to dawn on me that, like millions of other women all over the world, I had been left forever by my husband. An estimated eighty percent of married women can expect to be widowed in the future. In Surviving Widowhood, a clinical psychologist explores her experience after the death of her husband, describing the profound changes to her understanding of herself, and her adjustment to the new configuration of her life. Addressing such aspects of widowhood as: reactions of family, especially grandchildren; her dreams, and their significance, in the aftermath of her husband's death; the importance of Jewish tradition and ritual; maintaining memories; and reintegrating into life, the result is a moving and uplifting read. Surviving Widowhood is an essential resource for women and their families and friends, as well as therapists, and at the same time is an intensely readable human story.

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