Necessary Losses

Necessary Losses

The Loves, Illusions, Dependencies, and Impossible Expectations That All of Us Have to Give up in Order to Grow

Book - 2002
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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.
Publisher: New York : Free Press, 2002, ©1986
Edition: 1st Free Press trade pbk. ed
ISBN: 9780684844954
0684844958
Characteristics: 447 pages ; 22 cm

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Apr 13, 2010

A thought-provoking book, slightly marred by an occasionally annoying writing style (rhetorical questions, multiple sentences starting with the same phrase).

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