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How We Grieve: Relearning the World

3.68  ·  Rating details ·  34 ratings  ·  2 reviews
What do we do when a friend, relative, or loved one dies? If we wish to understand loss experience, we must learn details of survivors' stories. In How We Grieve, Thomas Attig tells real-life tales to illustrate the poignant disruption of life and suffering that loss entails. He shows how through grieving we meet daunting challenges, make critical choices, and reshape our ...more
Paperback, 224 pages
Published May 23rd 1996 by Oxford University Press, USA (first published April 1st 1996)
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Samantha Feistritzer
Couldn’t finish. Not written in a way that’s easy to understand. Probably some good ideas in there but they’re so buried that it would take way too much work to find them.
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Jan 27, 2008 rated it liked it
Recommends it for: people in the helping professions
Shelves: therapy
This book outlines Attig's theory that one must actively grieve losses in an individual way in order to incorporate the loss into one's personal experience and re-engage in life.

I would recommend this book to therapists, clergy, and others in the helping professions, but I thought that the writing style was a little wooden and people currently experiencing grief might have a hard time getting through it. I agree with a lot of what Attig has to say, but I wish the style was a more accessible to
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