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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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My daughter wants to take the plane to heaven to see her grandpa. (Published 8-16-11)

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Maha from NY tells us: I lost my dad a year ago and life has not been the same. Every morning I get up and the first thing that comes to my mind is why he left us. I know it was not up to him to decide but he was the best friend I ever had—the person that I look back on every time I fell and see his hands reach out to me.

My daughter who is 3 asked me if she can take the plane to go to heaven, which brought tears to my eyes, because I know she misses him just as much.

Life itself just seems very tasteless, nothing seems to matter. Everything just seems to end with that last breath he took. I can’t go to my parents' house because every time I enter, every corner seems to tell a story of him. I feel like the person that cared for us the most is no longer here and no one else seems to care. I am always in an upsetting mood and my mind just thinks of him at all time.


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