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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I can't take losing another person in my life. (Published 1/15/2013)

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I have experienced so much loss in the last five years. I lost my mother,and three brothers. This past March, I lost the brother who was so near to my heart. He suffered from cancer. I brought him to my home to care for him. Eventually, hospice helped. I held his hand until he took his last breath. I hurt everyday and I feel like I can't take losing another person in my life. I have no social life, it's not important to me. I go to work and come home. I prefer not to be with non-family members. I don't know how to get over the loss and live again.


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  • December 2013
    Houston, TX - December 6 - 9, 2013
    Louisville, KY - December 6 - 9, 2013
    Tampa, FL - December 6 - 9, 2013
    Toronto, ON - December 6 - 9, 2013
    January 2014
    Phoenix, AZ - January 17 - 20, 2014
    Los Angeles, CA - January 24 - 27, 2014
    Vancouver, BC - January 24 - 27, 2014
    Columbus, OH - January 24 - 27, 2014

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