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The Weeping WillowEncounters with Grief$
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Lynne Dale Halamish and Doron Hermoni

Print publication date: 2007

Print ISBN-13: 9780195325379

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195325379.001.0001

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The Worst Death

The Worst Death

THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN LOSING A PARENT AND LOSING A CHILD

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(p.71) 11 The Worst Death
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The Weeping Willow
Author(s):

Lynne Dale Halamish

Doron Hermoni

Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195325379.003.0011

This chapter focuses on individuals dealing with the worst kind of death of loved ones. It discusses the difference between losing a parent and losing a child, and describes the case of a 15-year-old boy named Joel who lost his entire family in a terrorist bombing. The chapter explains that grieving in situations such as this takes a long time and suggests that although one person's grief can be compared with another's, it is important not to forget the specific situation of the person one is talking to.

Keywords:   death, loved ones, terrorist bombing, grieving, parent, child

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