9781937359133

In Sickness as in Health Helping Couples Cope with the Complexities of Illness

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  • ISBN13:

    9781937359133

  • ISBN10:

    1937359131

  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2013-03-19
  • Publisher: Roundtree Press

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Summary

For those who find themselves at the intersection of lifetime love and overwhelming obligation, the right path is often painful and difficult to find. When illness invades the couple relationship, partners ask themselves and each other some really hard questions: "What do I want to do for this person whom I have loved for many years?" "How much of my life do I give up to take care of my beloved?" "How do I sit by my beloved's side and watch her suffer?" While writing In Sickness as in Health, authors Barbara Kivowitz and Roanne Weisman learned through interviews with many couples, as well as with medical, spiritual, legal, rehabilitation and psychological experts, that couples find their own ways to deal with illnesses and catastrophic injuries.

Author Biography

Barbara Kivowitz is a consultant and psychotherapist, and Roanne Weisman is a science writer and author. Both are based in Boston.

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