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Too Soon to Say Goodbye: When You Have Lost a Parent  as a Child, Adolescent,  or Young Adult

Published: 15 August 2013
Pages: 114
Print: B&W

Binding Type: US Trade Paper
Trim Size: 6 x 9"
Language: En
ISBN: 978-1-936172-60-3
Related Categories: psychology/death/trauma


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Too Soon to Say Goodbye: When You Have Lost a Parent as a Child, Adolescent, or Young Adult


Deitch combines her psychological expertise with a mix of her own experiences and the personal stories of others who suffered the loss of one or both parents during childhood, teen years, or as a young adult. The psychological and physical effects of this trauma are manifest not only in the ones who experienced early loss but also can be passed on to the next generation. 

Readers whose lives have been touched by their own early parent loss or that of their loved ones will be able to relate on a personal level. This book can increase awareness of this emotional upheaval, and it is intended for those who have experinced this loss, as well as for psychotherapists and other mental health professionals, clergy, teachers, surviving parents, and childcare practitioners. The personal and clinical accounts provide inspiration, hope, and healing.



“Deitch courageously discloses the struggle of those who feel  ‘abandoned, like an outcast, different, ... embarrassed and ashamed’ after the early loss of a parent. This definitive work is a powerful source of strength for those who have experienced this loss, or for those who work with others who have.”    Dr. Gary M. Gans, D. Min,  L.PC 


“I think anyone who has lost a parent as a young adult or younger will find pieces of his or her life, thoughts, and actions in the book. I found me.”              Marlene Goss, PhD. Arks and Bridges Educational Dev.


“This book will give both comfort and guidance to those who have had the unfortunate experience of losing a parent at an early age.”                                                                                  Paul F. Brenner, DSW, Psychotherapist



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