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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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How can I be happy and sad at the same time? (Published 4/30/2013)

Q:

My daughter was killed last year in an auto accident. She was driving on pain medicine, passed a red light and wore no seat belt. She was very difficult to deal with since she was a child. I now have her three year old son, work full time. Part of me is glad she is not suffering with life. However her son has no mother. I have mixed emotions as how can I function to meet what he needs. How can I be happy and sad at the same time? No one else can understand my position. Counseling has not helped me. I feel he just needs to go live with someone else. I do love him but I'm exhausted.


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