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The Lone Twin - Understanding Twin Loss
The Lone Twin - Understanding Loss
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The Lone Twin - Understanding Twin Loss

The Lone Twin - Understanding Twin Loss

The Lone Twin - Understanding Twin Bereavement and Loss takes the reader through the closeness of being a twin. including its negative aspects and their need to be different to one another.

Twins hold fascination for many people. We are intrigued by their closeness. But what happens when twins are separated. especially by death? Twin mortality is high. but it is not uncommon for a lone twin's loss at any age to go unmarked. They need extra help and support to take them through the loss of their 'other half'. The loss of a twin can be devastating to the survivor.

The text examines death and bereavement of twins. including the parental attitudes to the surviving twin. the surviving twin's guilt. coping. bereavement in childhood and adulthood.

The book also covers the psychological effects in later life for children who lost their twin at birth. Throughout. the book is illustrated by the words of lone twins themselves: affecting accounts of their experiences of bereavement.

This is an important and rare book for many professionals who come into contact with bereaved twins and yet have little understanding of the dynamics of twinship and twin loss. Written in jargon-free language. it is also for the twins themselves. their families. partners and friends.

This book gives lone twins the chance. for the first time. to have their voices heard. and professionals the opportunity to develop more effective ways of supporting them.

About the Author:
Joan Woodward is a lone twin and a psychotherapist based in Birmingham. England. She is founder of the Lone Twin Network. an organisation for lone twins to share experiences.


  • Paperback 165 Pages

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