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Russell Friedman

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


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Dealing with not being notified and not being able to attend the funeral or memorial. (Published 10/29/2013)

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When my father died, I didn't find out until 2 months later. My stepmother said that she couldn't find our (my sister and me) address information. I can't help but feel like we were robbed. We didn't get to see him one last time before he died. We didn't get to go to the funeral. Now I've lost contact with my stepmother and 2 brothers and cant seem to get in touch with them again. I can't help but feel that my sister and I have been "written off". It has been 2 years since our father died. Shouldn't I be over this by now?


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