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41. The Grace in Dying : How We Are Transformed Spiritually as We Die

by Kathleen Dowling Singh

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This landmark revisioning of the stages of dying, brilliantly conceived and beautifully written, reveals how the dying process naturally carries us through a profound psychological and spiritual transformation as we reconnect with the source of our being.


42. Gentle Closings: How to Say Goodbye to Someone You Love
by Theodore Menten

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Hardcover - 160 pages




The author of this reassuring book has devoted much of his time to helping terminally ill children, AIDS patients, and their families. Gentle Closings shares their wisdom about ways to say "I love you" while there is still time.


43. The Mourning Handbook : The Most Comprehensive Resource Offering Practical and Compassionate Advice on Coping With All Aspects of Death and Dying
by Helen Fitzgerald

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Even with the help of friends and family, grieving the death of a loved one can be a complex, sometimes overwhelming, process. The Mourning Handbook is written as a companion to those mourners in need of practical and emotional assistance during the trying times before and after the death of a loved one.


44. When Parents Die : A Guide for Adults
by Edward Myers

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Paperback - 240 pages



This sensitive guide offers both an overview and specific suggestions for coping with the death of a parent. Topics range from the psychological responses, such as shock, depression, and guilt, to the practical consequences, including dealing with estates and funerals.


45. The Loss of a Pet : New Revised and Expanded Edition
by Wallace Sife

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Paperback - 194 pages



Author and professional bereavement counselor Dr.Wallace Sife updates and expands the widely successful 1993 version for readers who need help coping with and understanding this particular kind of grief. Aimed at examining the impact of the relationship that humans have with pets as well as each stage of the grieving process, this revised edition offers new perspectives on the human-pet bond and unique insights for finding personal answers to the loss.


46. Children Grieve, Too : A Book for Families Who Have Experienced a Death
by Joy Johnson, Marvin Johnson

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Gives needed information to those who work with grieving children. Basic, reader friendly, and talks about what you really need to know and how children respond to grief from infancy to teen.


47. Midlife Orphan : Facing Life's Changes Now That Your Parents Are Gone
by Jane Brooks

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Paperback - 228 pages



This thoughtful exploration of a neglected subject explains the emotional impact of losing parents in the midst of midlife -- and why many underestimate it.


48. The Wheel of Life : A Memoir of Living and Dying
by Elisabeth Kubler-Ross, Todd Gold (Contributor)

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Paperback - 288 pages



In her last and most moving book, a much-anticipated autobiography, the woman who transformed the way we think about death and dying offers a remarkable, inspiring portrait of life and living.


49. The Orphaned Adult : Understanding and Coping With Grief and Change After the Death of Our Parents
by Alexander Levy

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Hardcover - 240 pages




The Orphaned Adult validates the wide array of disorienting emotions that can accompany the death of our parents by sharing both the author's heart-felt experience of loss and the moving stories of countless adults who have shared their losses with him.


50. The Loss That Is Forever : The Lifelong Impact of the Early Death of a Mother or Father
by Maxine Harris

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Based on interviews with scores of people and her own experience as a clinical psychologist, the author traces the lasting effect of the premature death of one's parents on all aspects of one's life.