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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


Ask John & Russell

Yes, your life is different after important people die, but you can take actions to help yourself. (Published 8/6/2013)

Q:

In early 2007, I lost my dad to cancer. Then in June of that year I lost my 44 year-old brother, also to cancer. My mother died of brain cancer in 2009. I watched my mother take her last breath. Things were happening too fast for me. I really didn't know what to do or why was all this happening to me so close together. Someone said the hurt will go away but you will never forget. I need to ask you, will the hurt go away, because it still hurts today just like it was when they die? I used to be active but since mom and dad and my brother died, it seems like life isn't the same anymore. I just stay home don't go anywhere. I miss them so bad.


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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
    Denver, CO - April 21-24, 2017
    Vancouver, BC, Canada - Apr 28-May 1,'17
    San Francisco, CA - Apr 28-May 1,'17
    May 2017
    Seattle, WA - May 5-8, 2017
    Dallas, TX - May 5-8, 2017
    Milwaukee, WI - May 19-22, 2017
    Torquay, Devon, England - May 19-22, '17
    Regina, SK, Canada - May 19-22,'17
    Los Angeles, CA - May 19-22, 2017

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