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A Matter of Death and Life: Love, Loss and What Matters in the End (Language Acts and Worldmaking) (original 2021; edition 2022)

by Irvin Yalom (Author), Marilyn Yalom (Author)

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A year-long journey by the renowned psychiatrist and his writer wife after her terminal diagnosis, as they reflect on how to love and live without regret. Internationally acclaimed psychiatrist and author Irvin Yalom devoted his career to counseling those suffering from anxiety and grief. But never had he faced the need to counsel himself until his wife, esteemed feminist author Marilyn Yalom, was diagnosed with cancer. In A Matter of Death and Life, Marilyn and Irv share how they took on profound new struggles: Marilyn to die a good death, Irv to live on without her. In alternating accounts of their last months together and Irv's first months alone, they offer us a rare window into facing mortality and coping with the loss of one's beloved. The Yaloms had numerous blessings-a loving family, a Palo Alto home under a magnificent valley oak, a large circle of friends, avid readers around the world, and a long, fulfilling marriage-but they faced death as we all do. With the wisdom of those who have thought deeply, and the familiar warmth of teenage sweethearts who've grown up together, they investigate universal questions of intimacy, love, and grief. Informed by two lifetimes of experience, A Matter of Death and Life is an openhearted offering to anyone seeking support, solace, and a meaningful life.… (more)
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Title:A Matter of Death and Life: Love, Loss and What Matters in the End (Language Acts and Worldmaking)
Authors:Irvin Yalom (Author)
Other authors:Marilyn Yalom (Author)
Info:Piatkus (2022), 240 pages
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A touching account of the death and grieving of a psychiatrist who loses his wife. The book is a combination of his and her input and it describes her illness and death. This is an important topic and discussion. I believe that I have learned some from their story. ( )
  GlennBell | Jul 10, 2022 |
"A co-written project by Irvin and Marilyn Yalom, which describes their heartbreaking journey as a couple married 65 years facing the end of their long partnership. A longtime teacher and therapist on the subject of death anxiety, Dr. Yalom now confronts the loss of his wife and his own mortality. This book will offer wisdom from one of the foremost existential psychiatrists and illuminate the importance of relationships-friendship, family, and romantic-as we all age"--
  LibraryPAH | Aug 4, 2021 |
Such a powerful, moving experience to read this book. I have previously read only Irvin Yalom's fiction. I thought each novel was excellent! This book is a chronicle written by the husband and wife team, sharing, in alternating chapters, their experience of the end of her life due to illness. I personally could identify with Marilyn Yalom, although I am currently chronic vs. terminal. The weariness as long term treatment takes its toll was so well described! I truly appreciate the authors' willingness to share their journey with honesty and openness. A fantastic book for persons and families coping with death and loss. ( )
  hemlokgang | May 18, 2021 |
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Trauern ist der Preis, den wir zahlen, wenn wir den Mut haben, andere zu lieben.
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Immer wieder ertappe ich mich dabei, wie ich mir mit meinen Fingern über die linke Brust streiche. Seit dem letzten Monat habe ich hier einen neuen Gegenstand sitzen, eine 5*5 Zentimeter große Metallbox, die mir von einem Chirurgen eingesetzt wurde, an dessen Namen und Gesicht ich mich nicht mehr erinnere.
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A year-long journey by the renowned psychiatrist and his writer wife after her terminal diagnosis, as they reflect on how to love and live without regret. Internationally acclaimed psychiatrist and author Irvin Yalom devoted his career to counseling those suffering from anxiety and grief. But never had he faced the need to counsel himself until his wife, esteemed feminist author Marilyn Yalom, was diagnosed with cancer. In A Matter of Death and Life, Marilyn and Irv share how they took on profound new struggles: Marilyn to die a good death, Irv to live on without her. In alternating accounts of their last months together and Irv's first months alone, they offer us a rare window into facing mortality and coping with the loss of one's beloved. The Yaloms had numerous blessings-a loving family, a Palo Alto home under a magnificent valley oak, a large circle of friends, avid readers around the world, and a long, fulfilling marriage-but they faced death as we all do. With the wisdom of those who have thought deeply, and the familiar warmth of teenage sweethearts who've grown up together, they investigate universal questions of intimacy, love, and grief. Informed by two lifetimes of experience, A Matter of Death and Life is an openhearted offering to anyone seeking support, solace, and a meaningful life.

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