AfterGrief
Hope Edelman

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Narrated By: Xe Sands

Duration: 9 hours and 48 minutes

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Grief is a path we can all expect to walk one day, when we lose someone we love, and life suddenly looks different. But how long does grieving take? When can we expect to feel 'normal' again? And should we?

In The Aftergrief, acclaimed grief coach and New York Times bestselling author Hope Edelman helps us to understand that loss isn't something to get over, get past, or move beyond, and trying to achieve these will only lead us nowhere. Instead, she draws on her own experiences of early bereavement, as well as interviews with dozens of men and women who have lost someone dear, toanswer how, individually, we can learn to live with loss and grief long-term, and accept it as something that becomes a part of us, and shapes our thoughts and our choices, our hopes and our fears.

Offering advice for processing loss, regaining balance in its wake and even finding new purpose, while also being prepared that our sorrow can ebb and flow, recede and return, and this doesn't mean that we're 'doing it wrong', The Aftergrief will help us to see that while grieving may be a lifelong process, it needn't be a lifelong struggle.

© Hope Edelman 2021 (P) Penguin Audio 2021

Genre

Coping with death and bereavement, Family psychology, Self-help, personal development and practical advice, Sociology: family and relationships, Narrative theme: Death, grief, loss

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An invaluable, outstanding and unique resource laced with empathy, wisdom and constructive ideas for those whose lives have been touched by loss and tragedy.

Dr Shelley Gilbert MBE, Founder and President of Grief Encounter and author of Griefbook

In the 1970s the phone rang one Friday afternoon when I was aged thirteen and I was told my mum was dead. If I'd had a road map like this for dealing with grief it would have changed my childhood.

Tony Livesey, journalist and broadcaster at BBC Radio 5 Live

Hope Edelman remains unmatched in perfectly weaving touching personal anecdotes with illuminating scientific data, to remind us we are not alone. The author of the seminal Motherless Daughters continues to be at the forefront of changing how the world understands loss, and The AfterGrief is no exception.

Rachel Reichblum of That Good Grief

A mix of personal stories and advice from bereavement expert Hope Edelman