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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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Russell Friedman, Executive Director of The Grief Recovery Institute

Russell Friedman

Executive Director
Co-Author of The Grief Recovery
Handbook & When Children Grieve


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This is the first Mother's Day that I don't have her. Why is it so hard and painful for me? (Published 10/30/2012)

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My mom died Dec. 2010. This is the first Mother's Day that I don't have her. Why is it so hard and painful for me? I have no other family, she was all I had, though our relationship could best be described as dysfunctional.


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