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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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Blaming yourself is of no value, and it keeps you from the actions that lead to recovery. (Published 12-20-11)


How do I get over the death of my mother who died on her birthday? We were very close. Wherever she went, I was always there with her. She had Parkinson's disease for over 16 years and never complained. She lived life to the fullest. She was my best friend. The holidays are the worst. I just feel so depressed at times, I miss her so much .The night she went into cardiac arrest, I blame myself because I wasnt there with her. How do I go on? Its been only three months.I can lie in bed and just cry because I miss her so much. I pretend I hear her talking to me. How do I go on?

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