Given the relationship between trauma, loss, and interpersonal bonds, the editors have assembled a noteworthy list of contributions discussing trauma associated with close relationships (divorce, infertility, widowhood). Certainly, trauma is closely associated with loss.

This edited volume offers the perspective of over twenty leading scholars in the study of trauma and loss. Each chapter offers extensive coverage of contemporary issues (terror management, rational suicide, spirituality, stigmatization). Relationship issues within these topics are also explored.

part I|127 pages

General Perspectives on Loss, Trauma, Coping, and the Positive Impacts of Loss

chapter Chapter 3|17 pages


chapter Chapter 5|16 pages

Victim Thinking

chapter Chapter 7|9 pages

Parallel Selves as the End of Grief Work

chapter Chapter 8|7 pages

Rational Suicide?

part II|136 pages

Loss and Trauma Associated With Specific Populations

chapter Chapter 15|12 pages

College Student Grief and Loss

part III|134 pages

Loss and Trauma Associated with Close Relationships

chapter Chapter 20|14 pages

Adjusting to Infertility

chapter Chapter 21|13 pages

Widowhood In Later Life