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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

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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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Say "I feel sad in this moment," instead of "I feel sad today." Today is way too long to stay stuck in one feeling. (Published 9-20-11)

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I lost the love of my life on Dec. 23, 2010, two days before our second Christmas. It was a very sad and emotional time in my life, to watch the man I love sooo much pass away in front of my eyes, the feeling of being so helpless, knowing that it was God's wish to take Steve home. Now it is the first Valentine's Day, alone since Steve passed, the feeling I have today is so empty, and alone, I miss him so much, even though we were only married a short time we shared every waking moment we had together and that is what I find so hard today, the empty feeling and the loniness. What can I do to help the grieving??
tthank you,
Linda


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