Lesbian Widows

Author: Victoria Whipple
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317712846
Format: PDF, Mobi
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The unseen issues of grief and discrimination—lesbians becoming widows The death of a life partner poses unique challenges for lesbians. Lesbian Widows: Invisible Grief reveals the touching and very personal stories of twenty-five women, including the author, who were widowed at a young age and forced to create a new life without their life partners. The book follows the widows from the time the couple met, to the time when one of the partners died, and beyond, to show how the surviving partner coped with her loss. Many lesbians feel that the intimacy felt between two women in love goes deeper than what can be experienced by heterosexual partners. Lesbian Widows: Invisible Grief reveals themes common to all these women’s experiences while offering practical advice about coping techniques and resources for support. The widows discuss their efforts to create funerals and memorial services, give their accounts of the overwhelming grief throughout the first two years, and explain the legal and financial discrimination they encountered. The author provides a chapter specifically for caring family and friends, another chapter for professionals working with this sensitive population, and a bibliography of helpful coping resources. Lesbian Widows: Invisible Grief explores the topics of: caregivers/caretaking death and dying grief journeys the similarities and differences between lesbian and married widows the lack of support services for lesbian widows the legal and financial discrimination against lesbian widows the effect of being “in” or “out” on grief recovery the issues faced by widows in starting new relationships spirituality gay marriage Lesbian Widows: Invisible Grief provides an insightful look into the grieving and recovery process, inspiring hope with the knowledge that others have survived this tragedy. This moving book is an essential resource for lesbians, friends and family of lesbians, mental health professionals, medical professionals, psychiatrists, LGBT health providers, feminist and lesbian organizations, and anyone involved with grief training programs such as hospice.

Lesbian Widows

Author: Vicky Whipple
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 9781560233312
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The unseen issues of grief and discrimination—lesbians becoming widows The death of a life partner poses unique challenges for lesbians. Lesbian Widows: Invisible Grief reveals the touching and very personal stories of twenty-five women, including the author, who were widowed at a young age and forced to create a new life without their life partners. The book follows the widows from the time the couple met, to the time when one of the partners died, and beyond, to show how the surviving partner coped with her loss. Many lesbians feel that the intimacy felt between two women in love goes deeper than what can be experienced by heterosexual partners. Lesbian Widows: Invisible Grief reveals themes common to all these women's experiences while offering practical advice about coping techniques and resources for support. The widows discuss their efforts to create funerals and memorial services, give their accounts of the overwhelming grief throughout the first two years, and explain the legal and financial discrimination they encountered. The author provides a chapter specifically for caring family and friends, another chapter for professionals working with this sensitive population, and a bibliography of helpful coping resources. Lesbian Widows: Invisible Grief explores the topics of: caregivers/caretaking death and dying grief journeys the similarities and differences between lesbian and married widows the lack of support services for lesbian widows the legal and financial discrimination against lesbian widows the effect of being “in” or “out” on grief recovery the issues faced by widows in starting new relationships spirituality gay marriage Lesbian Widows: Invisible Grief provides an insightful look into the grieving and recovery process, inspiring hope with the knowledge that others have survived this tragedy. This moving book is an essential resource for lesbians, friends and family of lesbians, mental health professionals, medical professionals, psychiatrists, LGBT health providers, feminist and lesbian organizations, and anyone involved with grief training programs such as hospice.

Living with Grief

Author: Joyce Davidson
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 9781583910061
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First published in 1999. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Grieving For Dummies

Author: Greg Harvey
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781118068137
Format: PDF
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Coping and recovery strategies for dealing with the loss of a loved one Whether the death of a loved one is sudden or expected, grieving the loss is a difficult yet transformative process. Grieving For Dummies approaches this very important subject with sensitivity, helping readers who are grieving the loss of a loved one as well as those who want to support them in this process. This compassionate guide covers all types of profound losses, including parents, spouses and partners, children, siblings, friends, and pets. It also addresses children’s grieving and how the manner of death may cause additional hurdles to grieving the loss. The book is filled with practical suggestions for moving through the phases, stages, and tasks of grieving with an eye towards successfully integrating the loss of a loved one, while at the same time, keeping the love shared alive.

The Loss of a Life Partner

Author: Carolyn Ambler Walter
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 9780231119689
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Through discussions of various theories of grief, narratives of the bereaved obtained in interviews with 22 men and women, case study analysis, and chapter summaries, this text integrates the literature about and the bereavement experiences of partners in varying types of relationships.

Arena

Author: Holly Jennings
Publisher: Knaur eBook
ISBN: 3426441470
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Eine neue Heldin erobert die Fans von Ready Player One und Die Tribute von Panem Im Jahr 2054 ist das Sterben Alltag in Kali Lings Job: Sie ist eine virtuelle Gladiatorin, eine der besten in der Profi-Liga, die jedes Wochenende die Massen vor die Bildschirme zieht und Milliarden einspielt. Zwar beendet ein virtueller Todesstoß nicht wirklich Kalis Leben, doch der Schmerz ist höchst real. Zum Ausgleich winken Ruhm, schnelles Geld und wilde Partys. Als ihr Teamkapitän Nathan an einer Überdosis stirbt, wird Kali zum ersten weiblichen Kapitän befördert. Mit dem attraktiven, arroganten Rooke stellt man ihr jedoch auch einen neuen Kollegen an die Seite, der sie in mehr als einer Hinsicht herausfordert. Dann begeht Kali den Fehler, Fragen nach Nathans Tod zu stellen ... Leben und Sterben in der virtuellen Welt - Holly Jennings temporeiche Dystopie garantiert ein Leseerlebnis auf der Überholspur

Grief Is a Journey

Author: Kenneth J. Doka
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1476771480
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"A new, compassionate way to understand grief as an individual and ongoing journey"--

Himmelblau Rabenschwarz

Author: Lolly Winston
Publisher: Knaur eBook
ISBN: 3426422492
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Nach dem Tod ihres geliebten Mannes Ethan ist Sophie zunächst am Boden zerstört. Nie hätte sie sich vorgestellt, dass ihre Ehe einmal so zu Ende gehen könnte. Schließlich sieht sie nur noch einen Ausweg: Sie muss ihr ganzes bisheriges Leben auf den Kopf stellen und noch einmal ganz von vorne anfangen.