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ERIC Number: ED200888
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Oct-24
Pages: 11
Abstractor: N/A
Men in Crises: The Widower.
Burgess, Jane
The most critical problems faced by widowers include: (1) dealing with the emotional stress of grief and loneliness; (2) re-establishing identity as a single man; (3) recognizing emotional needs; and (4) coping with the stress of role transition. Unlike the widow, the widower goes through the grieving process alone; he needs help in developing skills for coping with the stress of his new role. Such support can be provided through a seminar series which focuses on feelings, new roles, health, sexuality, social life, financial and legal issues, and dating and remarriage. An evaluation of such a program indicated that participants found ways to cope with their specific problems. (RC)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the National Council on Family Relations (Portland, OR, October 22-25, 1980). Best copy available.