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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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The key to recovery is willingness. You can only set an example, you can't do it for them. (Published 8/18/2015)


How can I help my daughter who is grieving the death of her daddy (my husband of 46 years)? You see, she was drinking heavily and had overdosed on her medications the day he died. She had been with us for weeks prior to my husband's death helping me and her sister care for him, but she was not coping with my husband's illness and pending death. She was so out of it the day of her daddy's passing that she wound up in the hospital in ICU. She is so guilt ridden that I'm not sure she will ever recover. She lives several states away from me in a very small town.  Her mental health is declining and it's been a year since my husband's death. She can't seem to forgive herself for her actions.

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