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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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Will this sickening, awful feeling ever improve? (Published 3-6-12)

Q:

My wife Adelle went to heaven on 25 Mar 2010. We were married for 25 years. She suffered terribly with ALS for 8 years she was only 50 years old! I am so very sad and lonely without her—all I think about is being with her. I really don't want to live—but, we have one son who is 21 and he needs me. I absolutely hate living without the love of my life. My life is awful!

I am very accustomed to loss. Both parents died when I was young, and I lost many friends in Vietnam combat. Adelle was my life!!!

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