How Dennis changed my life and … other lives
In the late 1980s, I realized there was something wrong with mourning theories; I understood what made no sense to me but I didn’t find an alternative view. I had focused what I was looking for: an idea of the mourning process consistent with the foundations of attachment theory and the humanistic-existential perspective.
Finally in 1996 I came across “Continuing Bonds. New understanding of grief” and just from the title (and I know we have to thank Dennis’s wife for it) I realized that I had finally found what I was looking for!
Having found my direction, step by step we come to 2013, the year in which with a group of colleagues (4 ‘wise’ and 8 young people) I founded the association “Grief and Growth” and after the first conference that we organized in 2016 on complicated grief, in 2018 I felt ready to go to the heart of the approach we are developing: we organize a conference at the Salesian Pontifical University in Rome entitled “The Continuing Bond” and I invite none other than Dennis Klass, with little hope that the invitation can be accepted …. and instead ….
Here we are!!!!
And in Siracusa (where one of the young members of “Grief and Growth live”):
Thank you Dennis for all the gift you gave us!!! Happy birthday from all your friends in Italy!