The Lone Twin: A Study in Bereavement and Loss

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Free Association Books, 1998 - Psychology - 165 pages
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This text takes the reader through the closeness of being a twin, including its negative aspects and their need to be different to one another. But what happens when twins are separated, especially by death? The text examines death and bereavement of twins, including the parental attitudes to the surviving twin, the surviving twin's guilt, coping, bereavement in childhood and adulthood. The book also covers the psychological effects in later life for children who lost their twin at birth. Throughout, the book is illustrated by the words of lone twins themselves.

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TWIN LOSS AT THE TIME OF BIRTH
17
TWIN LOSS IN CHILDHOOD
53
TWIN LOSS IN ADULT LIFE
73
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Joan Woodward is an associate professor of landscape architecture at the California State Polytechnic University, Pomona.

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