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Loss of a Pet Revised Editionby Wallace Sife
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The Loss of a Pet, New Revised and Expanded Edition
Sadly, all living things die. While you can never be completely prepared for that time, what is offered by Dr. Wallace Sife in these pages can help you draw upon new strength to ease your grief and pain.
In this fully revised and expanded edition of the award-winning book The Loss of a Pet, Dr. Sife, one of the pioneering authors and counselors in the field of pet bereavement, covers all viewpoints of bereavement for a beloved animal companion. This book includes practical suggestions, as well as brief case histories, and illustrates the insights that Dr. Sife has gleaned from his many years of experience.
In addition to helping the reader cope with the death of a much-loved pet, The Loss of a Pet addresses pet losses that are not death-related. Dr. Sife has specially designed this book to help you learn more about yourself through the grieving process and to successfully cope with this unique kind of loving and grief?and, most importantly, to help you realize that you are not alone.
Understanding helps heal the hurt when you lose a pet
A cherished pet gives you boundless, unconditional love and occupies a special place in your routine, your home, and your heart. When your pet dies, that warm, special place becomes a sad, empty space. This book helps you understand:
The Loss of a Pet, Third Edition has new expanded information, is filled with practical suggestions, resources, and most importantly, compassion and understanding. This important book helps you cope and reassures you that you are not alone.
About the Author
WALLACE SIFE, Ph.D. is a psychotherapist and internationally renowned authority on pet bereavement. The first edition of his celebrated classic won the prestigious Maxwell Award for the best nonfiction pet book of 1993. Dr. Sife founded and is the President of the Association for Pet Loss and Bereavement (APLB), a nonprofit organization. In addition to counseling individuals, he trains other counselors to help grieving pet lovers.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1: The Human-Pet Bond.
Chapter 2: Responsibility.
Chapter 3: The Grieving Process.
Chapter 4: Shock and Disbelief.
Chapter 5: Anger, Alienation and Distancing.
Chapter 6: Denial.
Chapter 7: Guilt.
Chapter 8: Depression.
Chapter 9: Resolution (Closure).
Chapter 10: Other Kinds of Loss.
Chapter 11: Another Pet?
Chapter 12: Children and the Death of a Pet.
Chapter 13: Euthanasia.
Chapter 14: Final Arrangements.
Chapter 15: Supportive Counseling.
Chapter 16: Religion and the Death of Pets.
Chapter 17: Some Practical Suggestions in Review.
Glossary of Terms.
About the Author.
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