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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 help people who don't want or ask for help. You can only help yoursellf, and hope they see the changes in you. (Published 8/12/2014)


I have a twin sister who lost her only child in April of 2006, she was shot to death by her boyfriend. It has been very tough on us all and I too still have a hard time coping but my sister is stuck in anger mode and there is no moving her. She's so far into it that there's no talking to her at all. All reason has been pushed aside. She says no one understands because it was her daughter and we don't know what she’s going through. Very destructive towards the emotions of others. Now my mother has been diagnosed with cancer and her anger has intensified. Can you help? I cry EVERY DAY still, but now it's not just for my niece, but for my sister too! Thank you so much for your time, and for listening.

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