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WIDOWER: WHEN MEN ARE LEFT ALONE
  • ISBN: 0895032864
  • Prentice Hall, 1987; Baywood, 1996

Widower: When Men Are Left Alone

With Phyllis Silverman, PhD

A journalist and a social worker explore the grief process as men experience it. The book contains the oral histories of twenty men, ranging in age from 30 to 94, who have lost their wives to a range of causes including cancer, alcohol, murder and suicide.

Taken together the stories guide the reader through the journey of widowhood, from the raw despair of the early weeks to the resolved perspective thirteen years later, offered by the only true authority on the subject—the men who have survived it.

Each story is followed with a psychological analysis of the grieving process as reflected in that man's experience and with practical advice to widowers and to the people around them for coping with the loss.