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Topic: Family Issues
A new book about loss is reassuring. In The Other Side of Sadness: What the New Science of Bereavement Tells Us About Life After Loss, George A. Bonanno, a Columbia University clinical psychologist, acknowledges the acute sorrow felt after a death, but points out how resilient most people are. Those experiencing loss fluctuate between pain and happier emotions, seek comfort, maintain their equilibrium and find renewed meaning and pleasure in life.
Do you find yourself giving money to grown up children while telling them you never took a dime from your parents? Today, more of the nation’s younger generations (20s, 30s, even 40s) are dependent on their parents and grandparents. Should parents set limits, or is this transfer of wealth a social and economic necessity in the long jobless recession? How has this growing dependence changed the country? Check out what some experts are saying.