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Necessary Losses
Necessary Losses
Author: Judith Viorst
ISBN-13: 9780671456559
ISBN-10: 0671456555
Publication Date: 4/1986
Pages: 447
  • Currently 3.7/5 Stars.

3.7 stars, based on 12 ratings
Publisher: Simon Schuster
Book Type: Hardcover
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Personal experience and study of psychoanalytic theory are combined in this far-ranging book by Redbook columnist Viorst to demonstrate that growing and aging involve a succession of conscious and unconscious losses, including the loss of youth. Citing examples, and starting with the loss of the mother-child connection, she indicates that only by learning to relinquish people, places, situations and emotions that concern us at stages of life from childhood to old age can we develop a positive identity and self-image. We must realize, she argues, that these losses are a necessary part of life and growth. A strong sense of self will help us remain positive in the face of the many physical and psychological losses of old age and to accept life's final loss that is death. Losing, Viorst concludes, is the price we pay for living.
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I have read this book and loved it years ago. Had to stop every few pages to absorb what that section mean to me..wanted a larger print paperback but this was what was available so..its a keeper in my mind..will enjoy the reread at my age..
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A book dealing with the "necessary losses" that occur with life...