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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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An awful lot of people would just as soon leap over the holiday months - too many remidners of people who are gone. (Published 1/5/2016)

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My 15 year old niece, who was almost like one of my own, committed suicide on Easter this year. It has been a devastating time to say the least but we are plowing through. However, her 16th birthday is in two weeks and I am dreading it and not sure how to handle it with her parents (my sister and her husband). That is followed closely by Thanksgiving and Christmas. Her family is very close to ours and I simply do not know how to handle these upcoming events with such a devastating hole in our lives. Any advice?


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