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John James, founder of The Grief Recovery Institute

John W. James

Founder of The Grief Recovery Institute®
Co-Author of The Grief Recovery
Handbook & When Children Grieve

Russell Friedman, Executive Director of The Grief Recovery Institute

Russell Friedman

Executive Director
Co-Author of The Grief Recovery
Handbook & When Children Grieve


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I Feel I've Lost A Part Of Me (Published 7-10-2012)

Q:

My Daddy died a year ago. Ever since, it's been grief day to day. A few weeks after Daddy, one of my Uncles passed an then the year of Daddy's passing another Uncle and it was only two minutes difference..
A lot has happened since Daddy passed. I am so close to my parents that I feel I've lost a part of me when Daddy passed. I worry about my Mom making sure she's okay and if she eating an having someone to talk to, but it's so hard trying to talk to her while I'm going through my grief too. I feel selfish and don't know how to feel or say. I don't like life anymore and don't want to anything really. I feel forced into a lot. Is this normal? People say in time the pain gets lighter, but so far it has gotten worse.


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    April 2017
    Indianapolis, IN - April 7-10, 2017
    Princeton, NJ - April 7-10, 2017
    Reading, Berkshire, England - April 21-24, '17
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