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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

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You can’t go over, under, or around it, you have to go through it. (Published 4/15/2014)


I am 40 years old. My 19 year old son died a month ago, killed by a drunk driver in a car accident. How do I go on from this? How does my 21 year old daughter continue her life now that her best friend is gone?  My 5 year old is almost emotionless, which is hard because he and his brother were so close. His father and I struggle everyday with the pain. With all of this, my husband and I have to think about going back to work and moving on when I don’t think wither of us want to move on. My mom, who was extremely close to my  son, died the day after him from a heart attack. How can this be happening?

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