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The word "orphan" may make us think of a child — but even self-sufficient adults can feel the pain of "orphanhood" when their parents are suddenly gone. Complicating the natural mourning process is the fact that this loss often occurs in our thirties, forties, or fifties — as we are raising our own children, watching them leave the nest, and facing other adjustments in our lives, from our jobs to our marriages to our health. This thoughtful exploration of a neglected subject explains the emotional impact of losing our parents in the midst of midlife — and why many underestimate it. Discussing such topics as changes in self-image, unresolved issues, guilt, sorrow, and anger, the emotional impact of inheritance, and the shifting of roles as a result of "midlife orphanhood, " Jane Brooks shows us how to find new sources of strength, in both ourselves and others, after our parents are gone.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780425166932
ISBN-10: 0425166937
Format: Paperback / softback
(203mm x 131mm x 16mm)
Pages: 228
Imprint: Penguin USA
Publisher: Penguin Putnam Inc
Country of Publication: United States


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Author Biography - Jane Brooks

Jane Brooks has a master's degree in educational technology from the university of Maryland, and is the co-author of The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Guide to Common Childhood Infections. She has been a freelance writer for more than twenty-five years, lives in suburban Philadelphia, and is the mother of two sons.

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