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How to survive the loss of a love

Author: Melba Colgrove; Harold H Bloomfield; Peter McWilliams
Publisher: Los Angeles : Prelude Press, ©1991.
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Gift. Harold H. Bloomfield, M.D. and Peter McWilliams are co-authors.
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Colgrove, Melba.
How to survive the loss of a love.
Los Angeles : Prelude Press, ©1991
(OCoLC)763065782
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Melba Colgrove; Harold H Bloomfield; Peter McWilliams
ISBN: 0931580455 9780931580451 0553077600 9780553077605 0931580439 9780931580437
OCLC Number: 24302564
Description: 212 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Contents: Understanding loss. Obvious losses --
Not-so-obvious losses --
Loss related to age --
Limbo losses --
Inevitable losses --
Other losses --
What loss feels like --
The stages of recovery. Surviving. 1. You will survive --
2. If you need it, get help at once --
3. Acknowledge the loss --
4. You are not alone --
5. It's OK to feel --
6. Be with the pain --
7. You're great! --
8. Give yourself time to heal --
9. The healing process has its progressions and regressions --
10. Tomorrow will come --
11. Breathe! --
12. Get lots of rest, now --
13. Stick to your schedule --
14. Keep decision-making to a minimum --
15. It's OK to make "silly" mistakes --
16. It's OK to go through the motions in slow motion --
17. It's OK to need comforting --
18. Seek the support of others --
19. Touching and hugging --
20. Find other who have survived a similar loss --
21. Seek wise guidance --
22. Surround yourself with things that are alive --
23. Reaffirm your beliefs --
24. Sundays are the worst --
25. The question of suicide. Healing. 26. Do your mourning now --
27. Earlier losses may surface --
28. Be gentle with yourself --
29. Heal at your own pace --
30. Don't try to rekindle the old relationship --
31. Make a pact with a friend --
32. Mementos --
33. Anticipate a positive outcome --
34. Expect to feel afraid --
35. It's OK to feel depressed --
36. It's OK to feel anger --
37. It's OK to feel guilty --
38. You may want to hire a professional or two --
39. When you might want counseling or therapy --
40. A complete medial workup may be in order --
41. Some depressions may require medication --
42. Nutrition --
43. Remember : you're vulnerable --
44. Beware of the rebound --
45. Under-indulge in addictive activities --
46. Pamper yourself --
47. Dreams can be healing --
48. Sleep patterns may change --
49. Sexual desire may change --
50. Remaining distraught is no proof of love --
51. Surround yourself with goodness and light --
52. Pray, meditate, contemplate --
53. Keep a journal --
54. There is a beauty in sadness --
55. Let yourself heal fully --
56. Affirm yourself --
57. Visualization --
58. Use color to lift your spirit --
59. Laugh! --
60. As healing continues. Growing. 61. You're stronger now --
62. Let go of the loss and move on --
63. Forgiveness is letting go --
64. Forgive the other person --
65. Forgive yourself --
66. Take stock of the good --
67. You are a better person for having loved --
68. Praise yourself for the courage to relate --
69. Changes --
70. Start anew --
71. Invite new people into your life --
72. Develop new interests --
73. But don't forget the old interests --
74. Groups --
75. Self-improvement anyone? --
76. Your words have power --
77. Think "both/and" rather than "either/or" --
78. The freedom to choose --
79. It's OK to ask --
80. It's OK for other to say no --
81. It's OK for other to say yes --
82. Fear can be a friend --
83. The antidote for anxiety is action --
84. Postpone procrastination --
85. The past --
86. Anniversaries --
87. Solitude --
88. Creativity --
89. Enjoy! --
90. Appreciation --
91. Do something for someone else --
92. Appreciate your growth --
93. Your happiness is up to you --
94. Celebrate!
Responsibility: by Melba Colgrove, Harold H. Bloomfield & Peter McWilliams.

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Gift. Harold H. Bloomfield, M.D. and Peter McWilliams are co-authors.

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