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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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The ending of a very short relationship can be totally devastating. (Published 9/9/2014)


I met someone last year around this time, our love was short lived but filled with some of the happiest hours of my life. He died in an unfair way. I have cried, prayed, talked, read about death and I still cry easily when I think of him. Do we learn to live with the grief or does it go away? I don’t want to forget him. Sometimes it feels I'm still in love with a spirit and it will be hard for me to move on because he was everything I had prayed for. I've since stayed to myself more because I feel my friends and family don't understand me. How does this work?! I have children who depend on me, but I find myself longing to be with him.

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