Saying Goodbye: You and Your Aging Parents
David H. Klein Ph.D.
In Saying Goodbye, Dr. David Klein deals humanely and wisely with the often painful issues faced by children as their parents age. Drawing on 25 years experience as a practicing family therapist as well as his experience watching his beloved mother decline into senility and death, Dr. Klein addresses the psychological, emotional, and practical dimensions of our parents' aging and the effects these have on us as adult children. Through moving and instructive case histories, Dr. Klein tells us how we must transform our conception of ourselves as children in order to play a fully adult role in relation to our aging parents. A "why to" as well as a "how to" book, Saying Goodbye is the first to come to terms with this difficult but pressing issue.