The Unspeakable Loss

How Do You Live After a Child Dies?
Length: 6 hrs and 46 mins
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Publisher's Summary

In The Unspeakable Loss, Nisha offers support, guidance, and wisdom from others who have experienced the death of a child, as well as her personal story after the death of her beloved 17-year-old son, Victor, and her insight as a grief counselor and psychotherapist. Charting the long path from the worst possible nightmare, shock, trauma, and overwhelming pain to a life that once again miraculously contains joy, love, and laughter, The Unspeakable Loss addresses the importance of self-compassion and self-care. 

Written in a Q & A format, it goes to the heart of grief, answering the urgent questions that accompany loss. "Will my tears ever stop?" "Who am I now without my child?" "How can I help my other children cope?" "I lost my only child; how do I live?" "Will my marriage survive?" "Will life ever feel worth living again?" The book addresses bereaved family members no matter where they are in their grief process, whether newly bereaved or dealing with a death that occurred many years earlier. It provides an in-depth perspective on how the death of a child affects siblings, other family members, and friends and offers a unique long-term perspective on grief. 

While books on grief have sadness at their core, this one contains invaluable hope about surviving and living a purposeful and meaningful life in the aftermath of such heartbreak. The Unspeakable Loss emphasizes love, truth, and the often unspoken "signs and signals" from loved ones. It doesn't flinch from the reality or pain caused by the death of a child, yet ultimately it is a book about the choice to embrace life again. 

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio. 

©2017 Nisha Zenoff (P)2017 Hachette Audio

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Words When There Are None

The Unspeakable Loss brings hope and healing to all who are grieving the death of a child. It is also a guide for friends and family who want to be supportive. Nisha's voice is caring and full of compassion.

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I really wish this book didn't have an end.

This book helped me more than I can express. I will definitely recommend this to anyone else that has lost their child. thank you for helping us heal.

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A go to resource for anyone needing guidance

A go to resource for anyone needing guidance whether you have experienced the loss of a child or loved one or trying to help someone who has. Nisha’s expertise comes through as a guiding light ready to hold your hand and give professional and practical advise for family, friends, loved ones and other professionals. A must read for everyone.

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Incredible, Insightful, and Genuine

The loss of a child is extremely painful. Anyone who has lost, or knows someone who has lost a child will be grateful for the healing and inspiration that comes ftrom these incredible stories.

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The Best Understanding

I have read so many books, 3 grief therapists and group counseling since my son died from a drug overdose last year. But I felt there was something wrong with me as I couldn’t overcome my deep grief and guilt. I am so glad that I found this book as it was the first time I understood what I was going through. It was all normal and expected. Just what I needed to know. Thank you.

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Needed after the loss of a child

When my son passed away I was totally lost. This book helped me a lot! It opened my eyes first that I wasn't alone during this process. It gave me tools and ideas. Some parts were hard to hear but in a good way that helped me grow after our tragic loss. You won't regret listening to this book.

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just what we needed

this book has become an invaluable resource for myself and my family during a tragic time.

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Provided insight

The book provided insight to what other bereaved are feeling and going through..... Im not alone in what i feel

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best book I've read about child loss!

A must read! I've read many books after losing my 20 year old son 8 months ago. This book by far is the best!!

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great reading and helpful book

it was an amazing and very helpful book. highly recommend. buy it it's worth it.

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I don’t know how to say it- just thank you

Having lost my 16 yr old daughter I’ve been asking all the questions in this book.. I’ll be re listening again. Invaluable support and clarity

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