Introduction to the Second Edition. Chapter 1 - Stories of Grieving: Listening and Responding. #Martin and Louise. #Jennifer. Bill, Diane and Margaret. Ed, Elise, and David. Kathryn. Colleen. Stories Are the Heart of the Matter: The Point of Thinking about Grieving. Why Do Persons Look to Books on Grieving?. They Seek General Understanding. They Seek Respect for Individuality. They Seek Ways to Deal with Helplessness in Grieving. They Seek Guidance for Caregivers. Chapter 2 - Grieving Is Active: We Need Not Be Helpless. #The Story of Martin and Louise. #Jennifer's Story. Bereavement Is Choiceless, but Grieving Is Not. Grief Is an Emotion, Grieving a Coping Process. Some Say We Grieve in Stages or Phases. Some Describe Our Grieving in Medical Terms. Is It Helpful to Talk of Stages, Phases and Medical Analogies?. Some Say that as We Grieve We Address Tasks. A Task-Based, Active View. Some Choices We All Have as We Grieve. Grieving Is Active: A Summary. Chapter 3 - Respecting Individuals When They Grieve. #The Story of Bill and Diane. #Respecting Individual Flourishing. Respecting Individual Vulnerabilities. Acting Respectfully Once We Understand Individual. Flourishing and Vulnerability. What Our Self-Respect Requires. Chapter 4 - Relearning the World: How We Grieve. #The Story of Ed and Elise. #How We Relearn Our Worlds. The Worlds We Relearn. We Relearn Our Physical Surroundings. We Relearn Our Relationships with Fellow Survivors. We Relearn Our Selves. We Relearn Our Places in Space and Time. The Power of the Relearning Idea. Chapter 5 - Relearning Our Selves: Grief and Personal Integrity. #David's Story. #Margaret's Story. How Are We to Understand Ourselves in Loss and Grief?. An Image of How We Become the Selves We Are. Our Selves in Loss and Grief: Elaborating the Image. As We Cope, We Engage with and Move beyond Suffering. We Struggle to Put Our Shattered Lives Back Together. We Seek New Ways to Complete Our Life Stories. We Become Whole Again as Parts of Larger Wholes. Together We Reshape Our Families and Communities. Advantages of This Idea of Relearning Our Selves. Chapter 6 - Relearning Our Relationships with the Deceased: Grief, Love and Separation. #Kathryn's Story. #Colleen's Story. What We Lose, and What We Do Not Lose, When Someone Dies. Let Go We Must, but Not Entirely. We Continue to Love and Cherish the Stories of Lives Now Ended. We Still Care About What Those Who Died Cared About.. Advantages of This Idea of Relearning Our Relationships with the Deceased. Index.