Synopses & Reviews
Many people who usually function well are thrown for a loop when a parent dies. They're surprised at the complex feelings of love, loss, anger, and guilt, and at the unresolved issues that emerge. Therapist Lois Akner explains why the loss of a parent is different from other losses and, using examples from her experience, shows how it is possible to work through the grief.
Anyone who is going through or trying to prepare for this natural, normal, inevitable loss will find How to Survive the Loss of a Parent a powerful, healing message.
In the tradition of the perennial bestseller How to Survive the Loss of Love, this guide offers frank and compassionate help to those who may need support in dealing with a parent's death. Based on the real-life experiences of participants in her extremely popular workshops, Akner has distilled rich, healing guidance as tangible help for adult readers.
About the Author
Lois F. Anker, C.S.W., is a psychothearpist specializing in family counseling. She lives and works in New York City.