Download e-book for kindle: Lesbian Widows: Invisible Grief by Victoria Whipple

By Victoria Whipple

ISBN-10: 1560233303

ISBN-13: 9781560233305

ISBN-10: 1560233311

ISBN-13: 9781560233312

The unseen problems with grief and discrimination—lesbians turning into widows

The dying of a existence accomplice poses particular demanding situations for lesbians. Lesbian Widows: Invisible Grief unearths the touching and extremely own tales of twenty-five ladies, together with the writer, who have been widowed at a tender age and compelled to create a brand new lifestyles with out their existence companions. The booklet follows the widows from the time the couple met, to the time whilst one of many companions died, and past, to teach how the surviving accomplice coped together with her loss.

Many lesbians consider that the intimacy felt among girls in love is going deeper than what may be skilled via heterosexual companions. Lesbian Widows: Invisible Grief unearths issues universal to these kinds of women’s stories whereas supplying sensible suggestion approximately coping ideas and assets for aid. The widows talk about their efforts to create funerals and memorial providers, supply their money owed of the overpowering grief through the first years, and clarify the criminal and monetary discrimination they encountered. the writer presents a bankruptcy in particular for being concerned friends and family, one other bankruptcy for pros operating with this delicate inhabitants, and a bibliography of worthy coping resources.

Lesbian Widows: Invisible Grief explores the subjects of:

  • caregivers/caretaking
  • dying and dying
  • grief journeys
  • the similarities and alterations among lesbian and married widows
  • the shortcoming of help companies for lesbian widows
  • the criminal and fiscal discrimination opposed to lesbian widows
  • the influence of being “in” or “out” on grief recovery
  • the problems confronted through widows in beginning new relationships
  • spirituality
  • homosexual marriage

Lesbian Widows: Invisible Grief presents an insightful check out the grieving and restoration technique, inspiring desire with the information that others have survived this tragedy. This relocating ebook is a vital source for lesbians, family and friends of lesbians, psychological overall healthiness execs, doctors, psychiatrists, LGBT future health prone, feminist and lesbian firms, and somebody concerned with grief education courses similar to hospice.

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