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How do we begin to cope with loss that cannot be resolved?

The COVID-19 pandemic has left many of us haunted by feelings of anxiety, despair, and even anger. In this audiobook, pioneering therapist Pauline Boss identifies these vague feelings of distress as caused by ambiguous loss, losses that remain unclear and hard to pin down, and thus have no closure. Collectively the world is grieving as the pandemic continues to change our everyday lives.

With a loss of trust in the world as a safe place, a loss of certainty about health care, education, and employment, lingering anxieties plague many of us, even as parts of the world are opening back up again. Yet after so much loss, our search must be for a sense of meaning, and not something as elusive and impossible as “closure”.

This book provides many strategies for coping: encouraging us to increase our tolerance of ambiguity and acknowledging our resilience as we express a normal grief, and still look to the future with hope and possibility.

©2022 by Pauline Boss (P)2021 by Blackstone Publishing

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very repetitive, the same thing over and over

the author spoke about how her husband and other relatives had died over and over with very minimal advice

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Wow… such a good find..

I really enjoyed this book. It is well written & well read. I have suffered with ambiguous loss & grief… hearing these words from a very wise woman has definitely helped me feel real and heal.

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