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In Sickness as in Health : Helping Couples Cope with the Complexities of Illness.

Author: Barbara Kivowitz; Roanne Weisman
Publisher: California : Cameron + Company, 2013.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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For those who find themselves at the intersection of lifetime love and overwhelming obligation, the right path is often painful and difficult to find. When illness invades the couple relationship, partners ask themselves and each other some really hard questions: ""What do I want to do for this person whom I have loved for many years?"" ""How much of my life do I give up to take care of my beloved?"" ""How do I sit  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Kivowitz, Barbara.
In Sickness as in Health : Helping Couples Cope with the Complexities of Illness.
California : Cameron + Company, ©2013
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Barbara Kivowitz; Roanne Weisman
ISBN: 9781937359560 1937359565
OCLC Number: 843202588
Description: 1 online resource (251 pages)
Contents: Cover Page; Title Page; About the Authors; Copyright Page; Acknowledgments; Table of Contents; Introduction; Part I: Crisis; Chapter 1: The Moment: When Calamity Strikes; Chapter 2: Changing Roles: Who Is Taking Care of Whom?; Part II: Balancing Act; Chapter 3: Communication: Speaking the Unspeakable; Chapter 4: Together and Apart: Creating Balance; Chapter 5: Active Coping: Taking Charge of Your Care and Yourself; Chapter 6: Standing Together: The Circle of Community; Chapter 7: Military Couples: Wounded Warriors Back Home; Part III : Regaining Equilibrium. Chapter 8: Loss and Grief: Finding the SelfChapter 9: Hope and Resilience: Discovering Your Strength; Chapter 10: Intimacy: To Touch or Not to Touch; Chapter 11: The Practicalities: Making It Work; Chapter 12: Words of Wisdom.

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For those who find themselves at the intersection of lifetime love and overwhelming obligation, the right path is often painful and difficult to find. When illness invades the couple relationship, partners ask themselves and each other some really hard questions: ""What do I want to do for this person whom I have loved for many years?"" ""How much of my life do I give up to take care of my beloved?"" ""How do I sit by my beloved's side and watch her suffer?"" While writing In Sickness as in Health, authors Barbara Kivowitz and Roanne Weisman learned through interviews with many cou.

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