In the course of a long career Colin Murray Parkes, one of the most important and influential psychiatrists working in the field of bereavement and loss, has produced a body of work which can be considered truly ground-breaking. His early studies involved working alongside John Bowlby in the development of attachment theory and led to his pioneering work on the Harvard Bereavement Project in the USA and at the new St Christopher's Hospice in Britain. Parkes focussed on two psychological processes, grief, which is the painful search for a lost person or object of attachment, and transition, which is the process of changing the assumptive world in ways that ensure that nothing worthwhile need be completely lost. Out of the struggle to resolve the conflict between holding on and letting go of the old assumptions there gradually emerges a new and more mature model of the world. These ideas throw light on a wide range of life change events and have proved useful to people faced with bereavement, physical disabilities, dying, disasters and even terrorist attacks. In recent years he has supported humanitarian efforts in countries including Rwanda, India and Japan. Parkes’ career has spanned several decades and touched countless lives. In The Price of Love, Parkes presents papers which span the full extent of his career, covering and linking together our understanding of the five major areas of his work: - Love and grief; - Crisis, trauma and transition; - Death and dying; - Disasters; - War and terrorism: breaking the cycle. The papers included here have been carefully selected and annotated to show how Parkes’ thinking has developed during a career as researcher, practitioner and educator. In each section of the book psychological and social causes are paired with consequences and interventions (both preventive and therapeutic) and explored from Western and cross-cultural perspectives, all with Parkes’ customary clarity and compassion. This unique collection of papers will prove invaluable to psychologists, psychiatrists, palliative care staff, counsellors and students, as well as those studying international conflict and working with the bereaved.
Lucy Collins and her brother Sam have lived side by side with the Tanner family all their lives. Lucy and Robert Tanner long for the day when they can marry and the future is full of promise for all three. Until tragedy strikes when Lucy's parents are killed in a car crash, and Sam is left gravely injured and in need of careful nursing. Sam's girlfriend Patsy refuses to help, and Lucy has little choice but to postpone her wedding. Not only is she left heartbroken at the loss of her parents, Lucy is then devastated to discover that Robert has betrayed her in the worst possible way. With little money and unable to earn a regular wage, Lucy and Sam are forced to move into the slums of Liverpool. As Sam's health deteriorates and their life spirals into poverty and despair, Lucy wonders if she'll ever find happiness again...
A young woman's desperate pursuit of love reveals secrets from more than one source... Anne Baker writes a compelling saga in The Price of Love, detailing the trials of life and love. Perfect for fans of Nadine Dorries and Katie Flynn. Kate McGlory longs to be loved. Her seven younger brothers are cherished by their doting mother Lena, but Kate tends to be forgotten. Then Kate catches the eye of Jack Courtney and at last she too is adored. But their courtship is not straightforward. Jack comes from a family of wealthy ship-owners in Merseyside, who may not approve of the match; Lena is terrified that history will repeat itself if her daughter falls in love with a man above her station; and, worst of all, Jack has not been entirely honest with Kate from the start... What readers are saying about The Price of Love: 'Beautifully written, the characters come to life on the page as their story unfolds. I would highly recommend this book' 'The book is very hard to put down! Anne Baker is a superb writer and never fails to excite me'
The Price of Love is a tried practical approach for enhancing marriages. Focusing on six key areas using biblical principles, the author guides you into developing the necessary skills to strengthen any marriage. It's a seven- week journey towards - Protection, Relationship health, exploring Intimacy, improving Communication, enhancing Empathy, and delving into the biblical meaning of love. Written from the perspective of counselor and wife, each easy to read chapter is packed with helpful resources, ideas, tools, and homework lessons to solidify the learning experience. In The Price of Love, you'll discover important tools that can make your marriage the gift that God intended. Using the acronym "PRICE of Love," you'll discover: Protection: Our marriages are our most important investment. We must protect them from eternal forces. Learn specific marriages threats, and how to avoid them. Relationship: A marriage that is not nurtured, will not survive. Learn tools for "working on the relationship," including the importance of "quality time," and a plan for nurturing your relationship. Intimacy: God created intimacy as a gift, but good sex does not "just happen." Learn the importance of intimacy, and how to overcome barriers. Communication: Good communication is vital. Learn about male and female communication differences, and tools to communicate effectively. Empathy: Empathy means to feel what the other person is feeling. Learn to "get inside your spouse's skin" to meet his/her needs. Love: The biblical meaning of love is different from what is taught in today's society. Learn the true meaning of love, and how to express Christ's love. Robin Fann Fitzgerald is a counselor who holds a B. A. in psychology and a M.A. in counseling from Liberty University. Robin is a counselor, Bible speaker, wife, and mother. She grew up as a "PK" (Preacher's kid) and is married to a preacher.
When DCI Alan Banks arrived in Eastvale his life was every bit as much of a mess as it is now. But he is holding an envelope that could change everything he understood about the events that sent him north twenty years ago. Walking again the narrow alleys and backstreets of his mind, he remembers the seedy Soho nights of his last case - dubious businessmen in dodgy clubs, young girls on the game. And a killer on the loose. In addition to the brand-new novella that fills in the gaps in Banks's life before Yorkshire, Peter Robinson gives us ten more brilliant and eclectic stories that have never before been published in the UK. The Eastvale Ladies' Poker Circle finds that murder may be just another game of risk. Is a suitcase of cash worth a man's head on a plate? And tragedy leads a young boy to learn the price of love . . .
Rockin' Country Reading Order Only The BeginningOne Day At A TimeThe Price of Love ****Book 3 of the Rockin' Country Series**** Wife Husband Superstar entertainers Two people completely in love Harmony and Reaper thought life would be easier once they sealed the deal. Stage personas put to the side, settling into marriage should have allowed them to be Hannah and Garrett to the world at large. Boy, were they ever wrong! Pressure from record companies, fans, and the people surrounding them put their brand-new union under the strain of the entertainment machine. Long nights apart, quick meetings in hotel rooms, and new faces on the music scene were not what either of them thought they would have to contend with. When love is strong, emotions go haywire, and frustration is at an all-time high, everyone's true colors are revealed. Hannah and Garrett have a decision to make--is fame worth the price of love?
Jennifer had it all, looks, money, a powerful father, talent and the gang (her friends). What else could she ask for? One summer she threw it all away for the man she love: the maid's son. Her father found out she was entangled in this forbidden romance on a summer trip television show. He walks in and catches them making love, then takes everything that is important to her away, her friends and her soul mate. He says he wishes she were never born. Two years later after finding out the tragic things that were happening back home, she granted him his wish. She disappeared and gave everything to Monique. Through her, Jennifer would have the second chance at life and love. Will Monique make the same mistakes? Will her father learn his lesson? Will they all pay the ultimate price-The Price of Love? With this group of teenagers, the price they pay for living in the fast lane quickly turns bad. They have no limits to what they will do for fun, or love!
Nikola was sexually assaulted and raped as a girl, her disturbed behaviour and emotional cries for help ignored by the adults around her. Her self-esteem at rock bottom she fell prey to a frightening stranger, a man who would turn her life into a living nightmare. He was handsome and charming and she was too young to see the warning signs. She married him while she was in her teens and the abuse started on the first night of their honeymoon. Over the next few years she was kept a virtual prisoner, subject to beatings and abuse, tormented by her husband who insisted he was only doing this because he loved her. Finally, fearing he would kill her, she found the strength to escape. Eventually Nikola turned her life around and today works as a therapist helping others. Written without self-pity, this is a compelling and ultimately inspiring book.