Lynn and Ron Gordon

Lynn and Ron Gordon, nurse and chaplain, respectively, at Kettering Medical Center, Kettering, Ohio, led a session on divorce recovery at the 1982 Institute on Mental Health at Harding Hospital.

Picking up the pieces

Death is not the only loss that causes grief. In some ways loss of a spouse through divorce can be even more painful With all the discussion about the causes of divorce, few are paying attention to the needs of individuals who are experiencing its grief. According to the authors, society provides some degree of support for the bereaved, but the person who is divorced had better be prepared to grin and bear it.

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