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The Power of Closure

Paperback / ISBN-13: 9780349439488

Price: £16.99

ON SALE: 9th July 2024

Genre: Society & Social Sciences

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“If only I could get some closure…” If you’ve found yourself saying these words, you’re not alone. When you’ve lost a relationship, a job, or a loved one, closure can seem as elusive as it is necessary. Psychotherapist and relationship coach Gary McClain says it’s one of the most common – and important – issues his clients bring up.

In this empathetic and insightful guide, Dr McClain explains why the promise of closure is so appealing – and why it’s not always all it’s cracked up to be. He walks readers through what closure is (and isn’t), the reasons we want it, how to seek it in healthy and productive ways, and ways to move forward when we don’t get the closure we’re looking for. Learn how to find peace and leave regret behind when you can’t stop obsessing about a fight with a friend, when your world has been turned upside down by a breakup, or when a loved one has died. Whether you’re dealing with the pain of loss or are simply feeling the need to tie up a loose end, big or small, in a relationship, the power of closure will help you let go of the past and embrace the future.


Everyone wants closure, but few know how to actually achieve it. THE POWER OF CLOSURE helps readers find acceptance and closure in even the most difficult situations. This book is perfect for anyone trying to navigate a transition and move forward
Whitney Goodman, LMFT, author of TOXIC POSITIVITY
Closure is one of the most important (and misunderstood) topics in the world of relational healing. The belief that closure is a 'have-to-have' lures us into unhealthy and repetitive relationship cycles. Dr Gary McClain compassionately and skillfully navigates readers through the maze of myths and truths surrounding closure. His is a much-needed voice on this subject, and I would recommend this book to any of my friends, family, or clients who feel stuck on the closure loop
Britt Frank, LSCSW, psychotherapist and author of THE SCIENCE OF STUCK