When Parents Die: Learning to Live
With the Loss of a Parent
First published in 1992, When Parents Die draws not only on Rebecca Abrams' own evolving understanding of parental loss but also on the experiences of young children, teenagers or adults who have suffered the loss of a parent. This new edition considers in more depth the continuing importance of the deceased parent in one's life, the critical role played by the surviving parent, and the experiences of younger children, as well as the impact of other types of loss like divorce and adoption. Drawing on new research undertaken on bereavement, especially in the area of "grief work," When Parents Die is a direct and sympathetic book which will speak to all readers concerned with coping with parental loss.