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How We Grieve: Relearning the World

Thomas Attig


This book promotes an understanding of grieving persons, emphasizes respect for their individuality, encourages active coping, and guides those who help bereaved persons. The author argues that grieving is not a clinical problem to be solved or managed by others; rather, grieving is a normal process of relearning the world (physical surroundings, relationships with others (including the deceased and God), and oneself) in the aftermath of loss. The author utilizes real life stories to illustrate the power of the idea of relearning the world.

Keywords: grief, bereavement, relearning, God, death, active coping

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 1996 Print ISBN-13: 9780195074567
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2012 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195074567.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Thomas Attig, author
Bowling Green State University, Ohio