When Your Child Is Gone: Learning to Live Again

Francine Toder, Author
Francine Toder, Author Capital Pub. Co. $12.95 (215p) ISBN 978-0-9615703-7-8
Reviewed on: 01/01/1986
Release date: 01/01/1986
""Losing a child is one of the most emotionally intolerable experiences imaginable,'' writes Toder, a psychologist and professor who has twice experienced such anguish, first when she suffered a late-term miscarriage, then when she lost custody of her oldest child in court. This self-help guide, illuminated by case studies from the author's psychotherapy practice, offers parents a framework for understanding the grief and guilt caused by the loss of a childwhether from death, adoption, miscarriage, abortion, custody decisions or the natural leave-taking of grown children. Toder makes practical suggestions for coping and recovering which include talking to friends, putting away reminders of the lost child, pampering oneself with figurative ``chicken soup,'' and changing basic living patterns. (February)
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