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Elisabeth Kubler-Ross identified the stages of dying through her experiences of spending an enormous amount of time with people who were close to death. Judith Viorst disagrees with Kubler-Ross's defined stages of death. Wtih whom do you agree, and why?

Viorst comments that we tend to find the elderly somewhat repugnant and dismiss them as we find them irrelevant. Are there elderly people in your life who have this effect on you? Are there some who do not?

Why do we resist the idea that death will apply to us?

As infants, we do not see ourselves as separate from our mothers. What finally causes us to determine that our mother is a separate entity with different needs from our own?

Judith Viorst tells us that love can overcome the loss of a marriage. Discuss how that might be possible under the devastating circumstances of adultery or...

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