- Paperback: 324 pages
- Publisher: Delta; 1 edition (April 1, 1995)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0385314388
- ISBN-13: 978-0385314381
- Product Dimensions: 6.1 x 0.7 x 9.2 inches
- Shipping Weight: 12 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars See all reviews (286 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #253,254 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Motherless Daughters: The Legacy of Loss 1st Edition
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Edelman shares her own painful story and the stories of many other women who, as children or adults, lost their mothers. She explains the stages of grief and adjustment. She considers the secondary effects that can occur: the girl-child filling the lost mother's role at home for father and younger siblings. If you've lost your mother, you no longer have to face it alone. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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The death of a mother--particularly during one's young years--is traumatic. Writing of her own experiences of losing her mother when she was 17, and the grief of hundreds of women she interviewed who lost their mothers through death, abandonment or another form of separation, freelance writer Edelman marshals a wealth of anecdotal evidence, supplemented with psychological research about bereavement, that indicates that one's longing for a mother never disappears. Though the focus is on early loss for girls and the implications for their developing identity, adult daughters also speak in these pages to provide another poignant perspective. The author succeeds in opening up cathartic dialogues, personalizing a life-changing event and offering guidelines to help women of any age live with their loss. Author tour.
Copyright 1994 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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Thank you, Hope, for writing a book that answers these questions and, most importantly, reassures me that I am *allowed* to still find myself grieving. Nothing therapists, my dad, my close family, or my best friends have ever said has convinced me, in the way that this book has, that it is *normal* for me to find that the loss of my mother was deep, profound, and life-altering. And it's finally OK for me to admit that.
It is helpful reading material - maybe not everything applies to everyone's personal experiences, but that is so with everything in life.