The Heart of Grief : Death and the Search for Lasting Love.

"What's gone and what's past help," Shakespeare wrote, "should be past grief." But Thomas Attig argues that Shakespeare is wrong--that a grieving survivor need never let go. In The Heart of Grief, Attig gives us an inspiring and profoundly insightful meditation on...

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Author / Creator: Attig, Thomas.
Format: eBook Electronic
Imprint: Cary : Oxford University Press USA - OSO, 2002.
Local Note:Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2022. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries.
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Table of Contents:
  • Cover
  • Title Page
  • Copyright
  • Dedication
  • Contents
  • Preface
  • I. Places in the Heart
  • Where Are They Now?
  • Living with Sadness
  • Carrying the Hurt
  • Longing for Their Return
  • Believing They Live On
  • Ghosts and Other Contacts
  • Loving in Separation
  • Good and Troubled Loving
  • Receiving Their Legacies
  • Giving Them Places in Our Hearts
  • Lasting Love Is Good for Them
  • Lasting Love Is Good for Us
  • Learning to Love in a New Way
  • II. Transitions to Lasting Love
  • Taking Leave and Opening Our Hearts
  • Missed Opportunities
  • Frozen Scenes
  • Investing Ourselves in Ceremonies
  • Choosing Our Own Ways
  • Conflicts about Ceremonies
  • III. Memories
  • Holding Them in Memory
  • Unfinished Business
  • Negative Ties That Bind Us
  • Horrific Memories
  • Memories and Dying Days
  • Remembering at the Time of Death
  • Fragile and Fleeting Memories
  • Incomplete and Partial Memories
  • Richly Meaningful Memories
  • The Dance Continues in Memory
  • IV. Practical Life
  • They Are with Us in Our Practical Lives
  • Acting on Promises
  • Using Their Advice and Counsel
  • Doing Things Their Way
  • Following in Their Footsteps
  • Making Their Cares and Interests Our Own
  • V. Life of the Soul: Returning Home
  • Loss and Soul Pain
  • Choosing How We Approach Our Hurt
  • They Are with Us in Our Souls
  • Meeting Them in Things They Leave Behind
  • Soul Food and Soul Music
  • Meeting Them in Familiar Places
  • Seeing Them in Others
  • Finding Our Roots in Their Life Stories
  • Touching Our Souls in Mysterious Ways
  • Learning to Be Soulful
  • VI. Life of the Spirit: Reviving Hope
  • Loss and Spiritual Pain
  • Their Spirits Are with Us
  • Resilience
  • Searching
  • Changing and Growing
  • Striving
  • Joy and Adventure
  • Afterword: Grief Is a Journey of the Heart
  • Acknowledgments.