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The Unspeakable Loss

By: Nisha Zenoff
Narrated by: Nisha Zenoff,Betsy Foldes-Meiman,Jim Meskimen
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A guide to hope and healing after the death of a child, from a grief counselor and psychotherapist who has been there. Nisha Zenoff lost her son in a tragic accident when he was just 17 years old. Now, with decades of experience as a grief counselor and psychotherapist, she offers support and guidance from her own journey and from others who have experienced the death of a child. 

The Unspeakable Loss helps those who mourn to face 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?" No matter where you are in your grieving process, The Unspeakable Loss provides a space to mourn in your own way, and helps you understand how the death of a child affects siblings, other family members and friends, recognizing that we each grieve differently. And while there is no one prescription for healing, Zenoff provides tools to practice the important aspects of grieving that are easily forgotten - self-compassion and self-care. 

The Unspeakable Loss 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, love, and joy again. As Zenoff writes in the preface: "Our relationships with our children do not end with their deaths. Our relationships change, they're transformed, but our children will always be with us." 

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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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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  • Margery Diamond
  • 18-11-17

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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  • 24-07-20

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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  • Christopher L.
  • 03-07-20

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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  • ben hammon
  • 25-11-17

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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  • Stacey Drennan
  • 24-11-17

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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  • M Packer
  • 10-11-17

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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  • Tobias Iselin
  • 12-12-20

Very helpful

When my child died at age 4, I was devastated and lost. While I will forever have a hole in my heart, this book helped me make sense of my feelings so that I could move through the grieving process without feeling like I was going crazy. The grieving process for the loss of a child will never end, but it does “get better” over time. This book helped me understand this. If you have lost a child, I highly recommend this book.

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  • Genie Mergard
  • 28-06-19

just what we needed

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

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  • 22-06-18

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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  • Amazon Customer
  • 21-01-23

Thank you.

I thank you for making it clear that I am not alone regarding all of the emotions I have and will experience. After the death of my 30 year old son 7 months ago the emotions I try to hide now seem so normal.