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Title:
Surviving your spouse's chronic illness : a compassionate guide
Author:
McGonigle, Chris.
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Edition:
First edition.
Publication Information:
New York : Henry Holt and Co., [1999]

©1999
Physical Description:
238 pages ; 21 cm
General Note:
"An Owl Book."
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780805055733
Format :
Book

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Lake Shore Library RC108 .M39 1999 Adult Non-Fiction Open Shelf
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Summary

When One's Spouse is Diagnosed with a serious illness, two lives are devastated. The partner is a victim, too. Author Chris McGonigle, who was a well spouse for fifteen years, draws on her own personal experience and on that of the many other men and women whom she interviewed and who spoke frankly to her about what it is really like to take care of a chronically ill spouse. Her honest book reassures readers that they are not alone in what they feel and are going through. The topics covered include initial reaction to the diagnosis: denial: communication: what losing the sexual part of marriage means: anger: violence: parenting; and spirituality. A final section tells where to turn for help. Through the wisdom and compassion of the many voices in the book readers will learn how others cope and what they themselves can do to survive.


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