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Author Berman, Claire
Title When a Brother or Sister Dies : Looking Back, Moving Forward
Imprint Westport : ABC-CLIO, LLC, 2009
©2009
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Descript 1 online resource (160 pages)
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Note Intro -- Contents -- Introduction -- Chapter 1 Siblings: A Complex Relationship -- Chapter 2 And Then There Was One -- Chapter 3 "But You Have Other Siblings, Don't You?" -- Chapter 4 Anticipatory Grieving -- Chapter 5 Death by Suicide -- Chapter 6 9/11-Dealing with a Public Death -- Chapter 7 Losing a Twin -- Chapter 8 The Bereavement Support Group -- Chapter 9 Resolving a Discordant Relationship -- Chapter 10 The Legacy of Loss in Childhood -- Chapter 11 When the Spirit Moves You -- Chapter 12 The Rewards of Ritual -- Chapter 13 Continuing the Connection -- Chapter 14 How Do We Help Someone Who Is Grieving? -- Chapter 15 What About Me? -- Postscript -- Resources -- Bibliography -- Index -- A -- B -- C -- D -- E -- F -- G -- H -- I -- J -- K -- L -- M -- N -- O -- P -- R -- S -- T -- U -- V -- W -- Acknowledgments
The trauma of losing a sibling when we are in our adult years is one of the most unrecognized and undertreated areas of psychology. There is no other loss in adult life that appears to be so neglected as the death of a brother or sister, says bereavement specialist and psychologist, Therese Rando. And Rando is just one expert author Berman interviews in this moving book about loss. We see here how, when an adult dies, the parents, spouse, and children of that person become the focus, but brothers and sisters most often fall to the sidelines and are left to find a way to deal with the grief and recover alone. Yet, when a brother or sister dies, we lose our longest lifetime companion, someone with whom we have shared an intimate family history. And, in most cases, that was someone for whom we had conflicted feelings: shared identity yet competitive feelings, pride yet jealousy, love yet hate. Most of us come to make peace with the relationship at some point. How to make peace with the death of the sibling - which can conjure up a well of feelings, from wishing you were closer to wanting to change some past events you shared - can haunt an adult. But author Claire Berman, who lost her own sister to heart disease in the week of September 11, 2001, when America lost its innocence, takes us into the emotional world of sibling loss, showing us how to understand and navigate the aftermath of a loss that can leave adults feeling angry, confused, guilty, empty, or just like Berman, wanting to hit that speed dial button still marked with her sister's name
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Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2020. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries
Link Print version: Berman, Claire When a Brother or Sister Dies : Looking Back, Moving Forward Westport : ABC-CLIO, LLC,c2009 9780313355288
Subject Bereavement -- Psychological aspects.;Brothers and sisters -- Death -- Psychological aspects
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