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The Therapist in MourningFrom the Faraway Nearby$
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Kerry Malawista and Anne Adelman

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9780231156998

Published to Columbia Scholarship Online: November 2015

DOI: 10.7312/columbia/9780231156998.001.0001

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From the Faraway Nearby

From the Faraway Nearby

Perspectives on the Integration of Loss

Chapter:
(p.17) Chapter 1 From the Faraway Nearby
Source:
The Therapist in Mourning
Author(s):

Kerry L. Malawista

Linda Kanefield

Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:10.7312/columbia/9780231156998.003.0002

This chapter approaches the experience of loss through the lens of artistic representation, fictional narrative, and neurological and psychoanalytic understanding. It suggests that rather than moving through “stages” or “phases,” mourning is more like a Möbius strip—a form both simple and elegant that has no beginning or end but rather weaves around itself in a continuous loop. With this perspective, there is no clear endpoint to grief nor any specific goal for mourning. Instead, the mourner finds herself in a transitional space, a state referred to as the “middle-distance”.

Keywords:   grief, bereavement, therapists, mourning, middle-distance

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