Grief experiences: Potential catalyst for post-traumatic growth and wellbeing

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Abstract

This is a photograph of my wife Sandra and me at the birth of our only child, Nigel, in 1974, in Leamington Spa, England. How proud we were embarking on parenthood and a future filled with delightful surprises.Who could have foreseen that Sandra would contract bowel cancer, dying seventeen months later, leaving a husband and son with broken hearts? Not only was I grappling with the loss of my wife, but I was also struggling to come to terms with raising our son away from our families and friends back in Australia. It would have been impossible to conceive then that twenty-seven years later Nigel would die in a car accident.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationFlourishing in faith
Subtitle of host publicationTheology encountering positive psychology
EditorsGillies Ambler, Matthew P Anstey, Theo D White, Mathew A White
Place of PublicationEugene, OR
PublisherWipf & Stock Publishers
Chapter10
Pages139-158
Number of pages20
Edition1st
ISBN (Electronic)9781498296410
ISBN (Print)9781498296427, 9781498296403
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2017

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    Ambler, G. (2017). Grief experiences: Potential catalyst for post-traumatic growth and wellbeing. In G. Ambler, M. P. Anstey, T. D. White, & M. A. White (Eds.), Flourishing in faith: Theology encountering positive psychology (1st ed., pp. 139-158). Wipf & Stock Publishers.