Anger, rage, ambivalence, guilt and shame, relief--all of these unexpected feelings can accompany grief and sadness when a parent dies. Such reactions, however, are often considered unacceptable in our society.
In She Loved Me, She Loved Me Not: Adult Parent Loss After a Conflicted Relationship, Linda Converse offers honest reflections, insights and advice from adults, including herself, who have experienced these "unacceptable" feelings after losing a parent.
As a professional social worker, Ms. Converse explores the issues involved in parent loss after a conflicted relationship. Drawing upon the work of experts in the field of death and dying, she offers concrete suggestions on how to reach a place of understanding and acceptance.
If you have or had a conflicted relationship with a parent, once you begin reading this sensitive, thoughtful book, you will no longer feel alone.