All of us will experience some sort of bereavement during our lifetime. The fact that this is likely - even anticipated - does not make it easier to bear or cope with. Long recognized as the most authoritative work of its kind, this new edition of Bereavement brings a classic text right up to date. In the ten years since publication of the second edition, there has been a considerable in scientific understanding of bereavement and its effects. In this third edition, Colin Murray Parkesre-examines his findings in the light of the latest ideas on the subject and draws on his own research to develop some new theories.