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Adult Sibling Loss

Stories, Reflections and Ripples, 1st Edition

By Brenda J. Marshall


146 pages

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Paperback: 9780895038289
pub: 2013-12-30
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"He was my best friend." "I feel like I've lost that one person I could always count on." Siblings know each other in ways friends and other blood relatives do not. They have shared bedrooms, bathrooms, holidays, family milestones, meals, and a way of growing up that those outside the family can never fully understand. The bond is intense, complicated, sometimes difficult, often wonderful and absolutely irreplaceable. When death interrupts what might have been a lovely, lifelong connection, the impact is tremendous. And yet, this loss is rarely the focus of research and is not well understood or recognised within society, leaving many siblings searching for appropriate support and validation. <br><br>This book gives readers the opportunity to experience the intensity of this relationship through the eyes of three bereaved siblings. Their experiences, both before and after loss, are powerfully presented using a narrative style that allows the complexity and depth of their individual relationships to shine brightly. The author, a bereaved sibling herself, artfully weaves her story throughout, adding to the richness of the text. Through these collective stories, readers are invited to explore their own reactions and reflect on the many ways siblings affect each other over the long term. Bereaved siblings, clinicians, medical professionals, therapists, social workers, funeral directors, religious leaders, bereavement groups, and anyone who supports or knows a bereaved sibling will find benefit in this book. This highly readable text will both touch and inform readers.

Table of Contents

Foreword by Darcy L. Harris




Siblings Matter



Rena and Cookie

Karen and Brian

Catherine and James



Research Conversations

Stories and Ripples


About the Author

About the Originator

About the Series

Death, Value and Meaning Series

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BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
PSYCHOLOGY / Mental Health