Lesbian Widows: Invisible Grief by Victoria Whipple

By Victoria Whipple

The unseen problems with grief and discrimination—lesbians changing into widows

The demise of a lifestyles companion poses detailed demanding situations for lesbians. Lesbian Widows: Invisible Grief unearths the touching and intensely own tales of twenty-five ladies, together with the writer, who have been widowed at a tender age and compelled to create a brand new lifestyles with no their lifestyles companions. The publication follows the widows from the time the couple met, to the time whilst one of many companions died, and past, to teach how the surviving accomplice coped along with her loss.

Many lesbians consider that the intimacy felt among ladies in love is going deeper than what will be skilled through heterosexual companions. Lesbian Widows: Invisible Grief finds topics universal to most of these women’s stories whereas providing useful recommendation approximately coping ideas and assets for help. The widows speak about their efforts to create funerals and memorial companies, provide their money owed of the overpowering grief through the first years, and clarify the criminal and fiscal discrimination they encountered. the writer presents a bankruptcy particularly for being concerned friends and family, one other bankruptcy for pros operating with this delicate inhabitants, and a bibliography of beneficial coping resources.

Lesbian Widows: Invisible Grief explores the subjects of:

  • caregivers/caretaking
  • dying and dying
  • grief journeys
  • the similarities and changes among lesbian and married widows
  • the shortcoming of aid prone for lesbian widows
  • the criminal and monetary discrimination opposed to lesbian widows
  • the impact of being “in” or “out” on grief recovery
  • the problems confronted through widows in beginning new relationships
  • spirituality
  • homosexual marriage

Lesbian Widows: Invisible Grief offers an insightful inspect the grieving and restoration strategy, inspiring desire with the data that others have survived this tragedy. This relocating ebook is an important source for lesbians, family and friends of lesbians, psychological well-being execs, doctors, psychiatrists, LGBT well-being prone, feminist and lesbian firms, and somebody concerned with grief education courses equivalent to hospice.

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