“It slowly started to daybreak on me that, like tens of millions of different ladies everywhere in the world, I had been left ceaselessly by my husband.” An estimated eighty % of married ladies can anticipate to be widowed sooner or later. In Surviving Widowhood, a scientific psychologist explores her expertise after the dying of her husband, describing the profound modifications to her understanding of herself, and her adjustment to the brand new configuration of her life. Addressing such facets of widowhood as: reactions of household, particularly grandchildren; her desires, and their significance, within the aftermath of her husband’s dying; the significance of Jewish custom and ritual; sustaining recollections; and reintegrating into life, the result’s a shifting and uplifting learn. Surviving Widowhood is a necessary useful resource for ladies and their households and pals, in addition to therapists, and on the identical time is an intensely readable human story.
Esther R. Goshen-Gottstein