Meaning Reconstruction and the Experience of Loss

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Debunking the notion that an invariant sequence of stages of grief occurs among all who experience the death of a loved one, this groundbreaking volume clearly demonstrates that highly individual processes of meaning-making are at the heart of grief dynamics. Leading the reader through earlier conceptions of grief and mourning in which successful grieving is viewed as withdrawal of psychic energy from the deceased, the healthy role of continued symbolic bonds is stressed as well as appreciation of life-enhancing growth as ...

Meaning Reconstruction and the Experience of Loss 2001, American Psychological Association (APA), Washington, DC

ISBN-13: 9781557987426

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