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The Orphaned Adult

Understanding and Coping with Grief and Change After the Death of Our Parents
Narrated by: Jeff Steitzer
Length: 6 hrs and 42 mins
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Losing our parents when we ourselves are adults is the natural order of things, a rite of passage into true adulthood. But whether or not we have expected the death of our parents after a prolonged illness, were close to or alienated from them, this passage is inevitably harder than we thought it would be.

A much needed and knowing discussion of this adult phenomenon, The Orphaned Adult validates the wide array of disorienting emotions that can accompany the death of our parents by sharing both the author's heart-felt experience of loss and the moving stories of countless adults who have shared their losses with him.

From the recognition of our own mortality and sudden child-like sorrow to a sometimes-subtle change in identity or shift of roles in the surviving family, The Orphaned Adult guides listeners through the storm of change this passage brings and anchors them with its compassionate and reassuring wisdom.

©2008 Alexander Levy (P)2017 Hachette Audio

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  • Joanna Whitby
  • 29-09-18

So so helpful

Easy to listen to, personal but objective , explains why we are feeling like we do - gives us permission to feel this and gentle reassurance until acceptance. Highly recommended.

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  • J. Brassell
  • 12-09-18

Good read.

Helps you understand your emotions and feelings. Somewhat light on the take aways moving forward.

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  • marselaine
  • 21-11-19

incredibly boring

I agree there should be more on the topic of losing both/ the 2nd parent. I hoped this would be a helpful book. There were parts that were interesting and helpful, like understanding what grief can be. However, much of the book was incredibly boring stories of himself or others.

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  • Angel Edingfield
  • 04-06-18

Eye opening

After losing my only surviving parent, my mother, just a little over a year ago I struggled almost daily with grief. This book really helped me to better understand myself and to know it’s okay and am not alone. Very good read.