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Necessary Losses

Judith Viorst.

By Judith Viorst

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.




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Format: Book
Author: Viorst, Judith
Title: Necessary losses / Judith Viorst.
Publisher Date: New York : Free Press, 2002, c1986.
Subject: Loss (Psychology) Self-actualization (Psychology)
Isbn: 0684844958 (pbk.) 9780684844954
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Call Number: 155.9 Vio
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Format: Book
Author: Viorst, Judith.
Title: Necessary losses / Judith Viorst.
Edition: 1st Free Press trade pbk. ed.
Publisher, Date: New York : Free Press, 2002, c1986.
Description: 447 p. ; 22 cm.
Subjects: Loss (Psychology)
Subjects: Self-actualization (Psychology)
Notes: "The loves, illusions, dependencies, and impossible expectations that all of us have to give up in order to grow."
Notes: Includes bibliographical references (p. [413]-431) and index.
ISBN: 0684844958 (pbk.)
ISBN: 9780684844954
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Available Copies: 1
Total Copies: 1
Call Number: 155.9 Vio