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Boss, P. (2008, September). Family focus on . . . adoption: Rethinking adoptions that dissolve: What we need to know about research, practice, policies--and attitudes. National Council on Family Relations Report, FF39, F5-F7, F19.

Boss, P. (2009). The myth of independence in older marriages. Journal of Pensando Familias, 12(2).

Boss, P. (2010). The trauma and complicated grief of ambiguous loss. Pastoral Psychology, 59(2), 137-145. doi: 10.1007/s11089-009-0264-0

Boss, P. (2010). The trauma and complicated grief of ambiguous loss. Pastoral Psychology, 59(2), 137-145. doi: 10.1007/s11089-009-0264-0

Boss, P. (2011). Loving someone who has dementia: How to find hope while coping with stress and grief. San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass

Boss, P. (2012, May 8). For caregivers of spouses with dementia, a redefinition of marriage. Next Avenue. Retrieved from: https://www.nextavenue.org/caregivers-spouses-dementia-redefinition-marriage/

Boss, P. (2012). Resilience as tolerance for ambiguity. In D. S. Becvar (Ed.), Handbook of family resilience (pp. 285-297). New York: Springer.

Boss, P. (2012). The ambiguous loss of dementia: A relational view of complicated grief in caregivers. In M. O’Reilly-Landry (Ed.), A psychodynamic understanding of modern medicine: Placing the person at the center of care (pp. 183-193). London: Radcliffe.

Boss, P. (2013, Fall). Working with grieving families. CFLE Network, 10-11, 13.

Boss, P. (2013, Fall). Working with grieving families. CFLE Network, 10-11, 13.

Boss, P. (2014, April 3). How to support families dealing with ambiguous loss [Blog post]. Retrieved from https://cehdvision2020.umn.edu/blog/ambiguous-loss-family-support/

Boss, P. (2014). Family stress. In A. C. Michalos (Ed.), Encyclopedia of quality of life and well-being research (pp. 2202-2208). Dordrecht, Netherlands: Springer.

Boss, P. (2014, March 18).  The pain of flight MH370 lies in its ambiguity. The Guardian.  Retrieved from https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2014/mar/18/flight-mh370-families-grief-ambiguity

Boss, P. (2015). Coping with the suffering of ambiguous loss. In R. E. Anderson (Ed.), World suffering and the quality of life (pp. 125-134). New York: Springer.

Boss, P. (2015). On the usefulness of theory: Applying family therapy and family science to the relational developmental systems metamodel. Journal of Family Theory & Review, 7(2), 105-108.

Boss, P. (2016). Foreword: The paradox of self-care. Arizona Geriatrics Society Journal, 22(2), 4-5.

Boss, P. (2016). The context and process of theory development: The story of ambiguous loss. Journal of Family Theory & Review, 8, 268-286. doi: 10.1111/jftr.12152

Boss, P. (2017). Ambiguous loss. Program for The Ferryman at the Royal Court Theater, London.

Boss, P. (2018). Closure and grief. In M. Bornstein (Ed.,) Encyclopedia of lifespan human development. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

Boss, P. (2018). Families of the missing: Psychosocial effects and therapeutic approaches. International Review of the Red Cross, 1-16. doi:10.1017/S1816383118000140