Necessary Losses: The Loves Illusions Dependencies and Impossible Expectations That All of us Have

Category: Book
By (author): Viorst, Judith
Subject:  FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS / Death, Grief, Bereavement
  SELF-HELP / Death, Grief, Bereavement
  SELF-HELP / General
  SELF-HELP / Motivational & Inspirational
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Published: January 1998
Format: Book-paperback
Pages: 448
Size: 8.43in x 5.50in x 1.20in
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From The Publisher*From grief and mourning to aging and relationships, poet and Redbook contributor Judith Viorst presents a thoughtful and researched study in this examination of love, loss, and letting go.

Drawing on psychoanalysis, literature, and personal experience, Necessary Losses is a philosophy for understanding and accepting life's inevitabilities.

In Necessary Losses, Judith Viorst turns her considerable talents to a serious and far-reaching subject: how we grow and change through the losses that are a certain and necessary part of life. She argues persuasively that through the loss of our mothers' protection, the loss of the impossible expectations we bring to relationships, the loss of our younger selves, and the loss of our loved ones through separation and death, we gain deeper perspective, true maturity, and fuller wisdom about life. She has written a book that is both life affirming and life changing.
Review Quote*Benjamin Spock, M.D. This perceptive book should absorb and enrich anyone who admits to being human.
Review Quote*United Press International The kind of book that belongs in every household. It is simply healthy to have around.
Review Quote*Rabbi Harold S. Kushner author of When Bad Things Happen to Good People One of the most sensitive and comprehensive books about the human condition I have read in a long time.