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When the Man You Love Is Ill: Doing Your Best for Your Partner Without Losing Yourself [Kindle Edition]

Dorree Lynn
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (25 customer reviews)

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Book Description

When the Man You Love is Ill is a woman's guide to living with a partner facing a medical crisis or chronic illness. How do you understand the male psyche? How do you manage your own feelings of fear and guilt? How do you deal with the loss and keep the family stable? This book helps to heal the relationship with their partners or spouses.


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About the Author

Psychologist Dorree Lynn, PhD is co-founder of the Institute for the Advanced Study of Psychotherapy and something of a “therapist to the stars” in Washington D.C. Her client list includes senators and other high-powered political figures as well as major media personalities. A frequent media presence herself, she’s appeared on myriad programs, including ABC’s Good Morning America, Fox New Channel’s Special Report, PBS, Court TV, MSNBC, CBS Eyewitness News, DC’s Channel 16, and Voice of America, among others. She is a former host of her own program on Radio America. Dr. Lynn has been quoted in magazine such as Newsweek, Time, Health, Parenting, Ladies’ Home Journal, First for Women, and Glamour and in newspapers including the New York Times, Washington Post, USA Today, Los Angeles Times, Atlanta Journal Constitution, Baltimore Sun, and Newsday. A well-known speaker, she frequently lectures on the subject. Her popular website is www.fiftyandfurthermore.com.

Florence Isaacs is a freelance writer and author or coauthor of seven books, including the bestselling Just a Note to Say...Perfect Words for Every Occasion. She has contibuted articles on health and relationships to a number of magazines and is a past president of The American Society of Journalists and Authors. She cared for her husband’s through a series of illnesses (Crohn’s disease, stroke, and colorectal cancer).

Product Details

  • File Size: 2859 KB
  • Print Length: 336 pages
  • Publisher: Da Capo Press (May 9, 2007)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B007EMAF2U
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #266,423 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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44 of 45 people found the following review helpful
Format:Paperback
I love this book. Several things resonated with me intensely. Firstly, I was able to take a mini-test in "When The Man You Love Is Ill" to learn my coping style (I am a feeler by the way), and ways to maximize the help I was able to give and to seek help for my husband based upon this style. The first part of this book spoke about how to effectively give care and seek assistance, as well as how to be a champion for your spouse's care (it really is for husbands, wives, and life partners).

The other brilliant thing about this book is the powerfulness of the second half and the notion of "Transformational Love". I'd never really heard of this term. But it explores the idea of how a spouse's disability or illness can forge a deeper bond never explored in complete "health". Some couples never are able to feel this kind of love and the book explores why and its very very interesting.

I also loved the notion of self-care. I am no good to anyone, if I can't sleep or if I am overwhelmed with grief and anxiety. I learned the things that I can do to take care of me and maintain my own health.
Buy this book today.
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26 of 28 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Practical Advice and Support For Caregivers September 4, 2007
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After learning that my husband has terminal lung cancer, I bought several books that I was hoping would help me cope with my world falling apart; this book was definitely the best of all of them! The book offers practical, no-nonsense advice, along with tremendous support and compassion. It is written in a way that almost seems to be a personal letter from the author. I highly recommend this book to anyone who is caring for a spouse or life partner during a very difficult time.
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23 of 25 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars It's Got All the Answers September 20, 2007
Format:Paperback
I strongly recommend this insightful guidebook for women whose men are seriously ill, whether the illness is temporary, chronic, or life-threatening. It is an all-encompassing resource that helps you deal with the overwhelming challenges, decisions, and responsibilities you may face. The compassionate advice and helpful tips cover every possible problem---from physical disabilities or troubling behavior changes, to navigating the medical establishment, holding the family together, keeping love alive, and even keeping financially afloat, while, at the same time, coping with your own needs. If you man gets sick, I think you will find amazing support in this empathetic book.
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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Exactly what I needed February 5, 2011
By DJS WA
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I was so relieved after I started to read this book. I am not sure what else to say - except that if you are in this situation, read this book sooner rather than later. I am skipping around in it, and plan on rereading sections on a regular basis.

A tremendous comfort, and I am seeing results already, after just a few days.
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15 of 17 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Common sense...just when you need it May 1, 2007
Format:Paperback
This well thought out book will help anyone who has a loved that is going through a tough time. I found myself saying "I know that" but for whatever reason I wasn't doing "that" to help myself or my husband. I highly recommend this book for anyone in this situation
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12 of 14 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Comforting and Necessary Book September 5, 2007
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Females are really the stronger sex and most will experience caring for males who become ill. It is the financial and emotional information that is invaluable in this book. It is really unique and useful!
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Most beneficial April 4, 2013
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My husband suffered a debilitating stroke six months ago. I have read many books about his condition and many books about what my life should be moving forward. This was the best, most uplifting book I've read. It's great to know that my best is good enough & to let go of the guilt.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent content and advice January 2, 2013
By TT
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Got this for a friend whose husband was recently diagnosed with cancer. She said it was something she would be referring back to as she continues through this journey. She said it was great. The other book she absolutely loved was Help Me Live, Revised: 20 Things People with Cancer Want You to Know
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars Have not gotten very far into the book. Not ...
Have not gotten very far into the book. Not sure it will specifically address my husbands illness..but i'm sure there will be things I can apply yo my situation. Read more
Published 27 days ago by Linda R Loy
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
great
Published 3 months ago by Ann McMahon
5.0 out of 5 stars I wish I didn't need to read this .....
Easy reading with truthful accounts and sensible strategies.
Published 3 months ago by Wendi Murray
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Very helpful and validating.
Published 4 months ago by Agyak
4.0 out of 5 stars Dealing with stress
Helpful information.
Published 5 months ago by Sheila
4.0 out of 5 stars This was good. Had a lot of good guidelines and basic ...
This was good. Had a lot of good guidelines and basic ideas to follow. It did help me but I was looking for a little more detailed and in depth. Read more
Published 6 months ago by Donna Martin
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Good read.
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good suggesions
Published 8 months ago by T. pawlaczyk
5.0 out of 5 stars caregivers guide
I found in reading this what I am feeling is not usually the wording is right on the mark recommend for anyone who is a caregiver
Published 13 months ago by Patty
5.0 out of 5 stars Best read when caring for your husband
This book tells it all, How to deal with everything from guilt to wanting to run away from it all. It shows that there is a light at the end of the tunnel. Read more
Published 18 months ago by Margaret S McKelvey
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